We research into a wide range of aspects of cancer in children, teenagers and young adults. These include the genetic causes of childhood cancer, mechanisms underlying drug resistance, novel therapeutic approaches to cancer treatment, and psychosocial effects of treatment.
The Centre has a number of research groupings lead by individual academics. These include:
- Genetic epidemiology of childhood cancer
- Mechanisms of drug resistance in childhood leukaemia and solid tumours
- DNA damage repair in Fanconi Anaemia
- Genetics, biology and improved therapeutics for childhood brain tumours
- Novel therapeutic approaches to childhood leukaemia and solid tumours
- Psychosocial consequences of treatment for cancer in children, teenagers and young adults
The Centre is strongly committed to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We aim to give undergraduate medical students the opportunity to study cancer in children, teenagers and young adults from the first year of their course, and at regular intervals thereafter.
We also offer regular projects in childhood, teenage and young adult cancer on the Institute of Cancer Sciences' MRes in Oncology course.
We have access to a full range of state of the art facilities at the Christie, Central Manchester Foundation Trust (CMFT) sites and at the University main campus.