Enhancing global cancer outcomes

We're building global partnerships to share cancer breakthroughs and deliver precision medicine for all.

Global challenge: the growing cancer burden

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally – accounting for an estimated one in six deaths in 2018 – and places tremendous physical, emotional and financial strain on individuals, families, communities and health systems.

While cancer affects every country worldwide, patient outcomes are often worse in the world's hardest-to-reach, socially and economically deprived communities where access to screening and treatment is limited.


Manchester solution: building a fairer, healthier world

As the first university to have social responsibility as a core goal alongside research and teaching, we’re committed to sharing the lessons we learn in Manchester to help benefit communities worldwide.

We’re forging international partnerships to transform local healthcare solutions, increase access to state-of-the-technology and improve cancer survival outcomes. Explore our series of research case studies to learn more about our work in Sri Lanka, India and Kenya.