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Cancer research at Newcastle is being strengthened by cross-institute collaborations which look at the underpinning biology. Working alongside several other research institutes (Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Institute for Cell and Molecular Bioscience, Institute of Cellular Medicine and Institute of Genetic Medicine), we’re producing results in NFkappaB, mRNA splicing, liver cancer, melanoma and cancer immunology.

This work is flanked by one of the largest regional cancer care centres in the UK. We’re showing significant strength in cancer epidemiology and health services research within IHS.

There are ample opportunities to increase collaborative research projects and programmes. This will translate into improved cancer care for our patients.


  • Professor Joseph Vormoor, NICR - Lead
  • Professor Ruth Plummer, NICR
  • Dr Ian Pedley, NUTH
  • Professor Neil Perkins, ICaMB
  • Professor Linda Sharp, IHS


Our vision is to facilitate collaborative research across the different research institutes within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, with other faculties at Newcastle University, and with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We aim to bring together expertise in basic biology, cancer biology, epidemiology and health services research, and clinical cancer research and care.

We also aim to increase the internal and external profile of cancer research in Newcastle.

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