Putting our region's cancer needs first

Current Research

Today, more people than ever survive cancer and live full, healthy lives. Whilst this is promising progress, at North West Cancer Research, we want to make cancer survival possible for everyone.


But this goal can only be achieved through research.

That’s why, with your support, we currently fund more than 50 world-class cancer research projects across the North West and North Wales.

Research that lets us understand and prevent the most common cancers in our region.

Research that helps people like you and your loved ones.

As proud Association of Medical Research Charities members, we fund only the highest quality projects.

By adhering to AMRC processes and guidance, you can rest assured that our funding is transparent and the management of our research priorities rigorous.

Read on to learn more about our projects and their positive impact on our region.

Together we will find the cure.


It’s no exaggeration to say that our team of dedicated and talented researchers are life savers.

From vital studies to ground-breaking research projects, they help us discover better, kinder treatments which pave the way for a cancer-free future.

Learn more about their roles and how their vital work helps people in the North West and North Wales.

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Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Dr Gabrielle Grundy, the NWCR Research Fellow at University of Liverpool, is researching the mechanisms of resistance to radiotherapy in head and neck cancers.

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Lung Cancer National Screening Programme

Blackpool has recently been selected by NHS England as one of the first sites to develop the new proposed National Screening Programme for Lung Cancer.

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AMRC Without Charities

We're featured in the new AMRC Without Charities report, which spotlights vital contributions charities like NWCR make to the UK’s life sciences.

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The Radiobiology of Proton Therapy

Proton beam therapy is one of the most recent significant breakthroughs in cancer treatment.

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Making A Difference - AMRC Video

This animation explains how charity-funded research, like that at NWCR, can have an impact.

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Cancer-Associated Signalling

Heading up a new project will be Prof Patrick Eyers, Dr Dominic Byrne and Prof Claire Eyers of University of Liverpool.

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