Manchester has been awarded £16.5m over the next five years from CRUK to pioneer new radiotherapy technologies and techniques.  Manchester has been chosen to be one of seven centres of excellence in a UK-wide network that will accelerate advances in radiotherapy research. The Manchester centre has been awarded Radiation Research Unit status, with funding for both research groups and infrastructure.  This will create a Radiation Research Unit under CRUK’s Radiation Research Network (RadNet).