Putting our region's cancer needs first

Current Research

Thanks to research, today more people than ever survive cancer and go on to live full and healthy lives. North West Cancer Research want to make this true for everyone


We are currently funding over 50 world-class cancer research projects across the North West and North Wales. We fund research into understanding and stopping the cancers that are most prevalent in our region. 

We fund only the highest quality research and are proud to be members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). We adhere to their processes and guidance to ensure our funding and the management of our research priorities are transparent and rigorous.


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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