Seizing opportunities in cancer research

Our initiatives are addressing gaps in the cancer research portfolio, bringing experts together and building research capacity where there is unmet need.

Access to national cancer data

We are improving awareness and access to routinely collected, cancer patient data for researchers

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NCRI’s Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) brings together UK experts to provide national leadership and support the development of radiotherapy research.

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Welly Walk

Living with and beyond cancer

NCRI’s Living With and Beyond Cancer initiative aims to increase the level of research in this area to help improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer.

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The NCRI initiative in cellular molecular pathology (CM-Path) aims to tackle the decline in UK academic pathology by reinvigorating research activity in this area

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Surgeons performing surgery


NCRI supports surgeons to become engaged in research, for example through the Future of Surgery workshop series from May 2016 to March 2017.

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Biobanking is now part of the CM-Path initiative.

If you are interested in historical information on the Confederation of Cancer Biobanks (CCB) please

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