The cross-faculty, interdisciplinary Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is committed to the highest quality of research excellence. To achieve our mission, we are pursuing a premier series of research programmes in defined areas, combining innovative discovery science with clinical translational to achieve the best outcomes for cancer patients.
In recognition of the international standing of CCRCB, the University has made, and continues to make, significant investment in both academic staff and infrastructure. CCRCB has over 200 staff, with 38 Principal Investigators, 60 Postdoctoral fellows and 65 postgraduate students from across the world working together in a new, purpose-built research facility.
The Centre's is focused on areas of research strength, delivered through a series of Research Focus groups
- Advanced Radiotherapy
- Breast and Ovarian
- Genito-urinary and Prostate
CCRCB is a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre and an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), underlying its international reputation. The close, collaborative interaction between clinical and laboratory research experts is the hallmark of our research programme, allowing the direct translation of excellent science to clinical benefit. Close collaboration with biotech companies such as Almac, underpinned by innovative discovery science and its clinical application, has resulted in the development of novel diagnostic/predictive tests and new therapeutics
Research in CCRCB is supported by key enabling technologies which include:
- Drug discovery
- Molecular pathology and Biobanking
- The Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Centre
"This research programme has allowed me access to specialised equipment and knowledge that I would never have been able to experience otherwise . Coming to CCRCB was definitely the right decision for me and will help me to grow as a cancer researcher"Ezanee Mohamad
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