Launched in July 2009, the Newcastle Cancer Centre at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research is a collaboration between Cancer Research UK, North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
CRUK Centres are established research centres that develop local and national partnerships with:
- cancer networks
- NHS Trusts
- government agencies
- industrial partners
By promoting collaboration between scientists, doctors, nurses and funding organisations, Centres aim to speed up the delivery of new therapies, and improve cancer services in the area.
The NICR is at the heart of the Newcastle Cancer Centre. It has a strong track record in developing and testing new treatments, helping to take novel ideas from the lab to patients, faster than ever before.
There are now 17 CRUK Cancer Centres in the UK delivering world-class research, improved patient care and greater local engagement.
Local engagement and development
Local engagement forms a very important part of the Centres Initiative. Each Centre has a Local Engagement Manager, funded by Cancer Research UK. It is their role to increase the understanding and awareness of the ground-breaking work being carried out by the Centres Research Teams, and the impact this is having on the fight against cancer at a local level.
The Local Engagement and Development Manager for the Newcastle Cancer Centre is:
Telephone: 07884 071568
Northern Institute for Cancer Research
Paul O’Gorman Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
Find out more about the Cancer Research UK Centres.