Fighting cancer

Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Half of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, and around 450 people die from cancer every day.

The University of Manchester is a world leader in cancer research. Cancer is one of the University’s five research beacons – examples of pioneering research that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet. We aim to revolutionise ways to prevent, treat and diagnose all forms of the disease.

We’re uniquely placed to research this pressing issue. Manchester has a diverse population with higher than average incidences of cancer. We have strong links with local hospitals and NHS trusts. This means our researchers work side-by-side with clinicians, quite literally taking our research from the bench to the bedside.

We see a future where every cancer patient receives a personalised treatment plan from the day of diagnosis, based on their genetic make-up and that of their tumour.

Our recent advances mean that this vision is within reach for some, but we need to do more to tackle the disease once and for all.