The NCRI Groups bring the cancer research community together to develop practice-changing research, from basic to clinical research and across all cancer types. We work to improve the scientific understanding of cancer, develop cancer treatments and to lessen symptoms and improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Our groups are thought leaders that set and drive the UK research agenda, particularly in strategic, cross-cutting areas of unmet need.

We identify the most pressing issues to form the groups priority areas. Working on a three-year cycle, we ensure that our priorities are relevant to patients and consider any developments in cancer research. We follow a bottom-up approach to develop our priority areas by engaging with the broad membership of our network and NCRI Partners, government bodies, funders and international organisations. Through this process, we identify the key challenges the community is facing and the key questions the community needs to address to benefit patients.

Each group tackles their priority areas by forming time-limited working groups that allow them to adapt to the changing research landscape, addressing their priority areas in a targeted manner. When one working group finishes, capacity is transferred to a new working group ready to tackle the next priority area.

To be kept informed about the work of the NCRI Groups and to hear about membership and other opportunities to get involved, join the relevant NCRI Network.

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NCRI Bladder & Renal Group

Bladder & Renal Group

The NCRI Bladder & Renal Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known…

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NCRI Brain Group

Brain Group

The NCRI Brain Group brings together clinicians, scientists and lay representatives, amongst many others, to coordinate the development of a strategic portfolio…

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Breast Group

The NCRI Breast Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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NCRI Childrens Group

Children’s Group

The NCRI Children’s Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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Colorectal Group

The NCRI Colorectal Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst many…

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Gynaecological Group

The NCRI Gynaecological Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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Haematological Oncology Group

The NCRI Haematological Oncology Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’),…

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Head & Neck Group

The NCRI Head & Neck Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’),…

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Living With & Beyond Cancer Group

The NCRI LWBC Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst many others,…

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Lung Group

The NCRI Lung Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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Lymphoma Group

The NCRI Lymphoma Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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Prostate Group

The NCRI Prostate Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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Sarcoma Group

The NCRI Sarcoma Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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Skin Group

The NCRI Skin Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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Upper Gastrointestinal Group

The NCRI Upper Gastrointestinal Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst…

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