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Cancer

Cancer is a major health concern to people around the world and a strong focus of the Maurice Wilkins Centre’s research.

Our investigators are carrying out research into how cancer cells function, identifying potential drug targets in the cancer cell, developing new anti-cancer drugs and looking at how the human body copes with some cancer drug treatments.

They have genuine “bench-to-bedside” capability, having led both the fundamental science developing new cancer drugs and diagnostics, and founding companies responsible for taking those discoveries into the clinic.

THE MAURICE WILKINS CENTRE UNDERTAKES RESEARCH IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Molecular approaches to cancer therapy

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Targeting tumour hypoxia and the vasculature to treat cancer

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Harnessing the immune system to treat cancer

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Genomic approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAMME