Leaders appointed for new cancer research centre

A major new interdisciplinary research centre has been launched with the aim of putting Leeds at the forefront of global efforts to tackle cancer.

Leeds Cancer Research Centre (LCRC) is a partnership between the University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. It will bring together outstanding scientists and clinicians across discipline boundaries to deliver world-leading cancer research that ultimately improves patient outcomes.  

The centre provides an excellent platform to link the laboratory to the clinic, enabling convergence of our strengths in structural biology, clinical research, physical sciences and engineering.

Sir Alan Langlands, Vice Chancellor

By combining research excellence and state-of-the-art infrastructure in discovery biology, physical sciences, engineering, artificial intelligence (AI) and clinical research, the centre will unlock new insights in cancer biology, and accelerate the translation of exciting new treatments and technologies to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 

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