World leading in cancer research and development


Through generous funding, we continue to support early-phase clinical trials and other leading research projects. Among our largest partners are the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Cancer Research UK. Our Research and Development Division was formed in January 2008 and employs dedicated research staff, including research nurses, clinical trial coordination staff and the core research and development team. Research and Development is embedded within each service department across the trust and all of these departments support patients participating in clinical trials.

Our portfolio includes a wide range of treatment and non-treatment trials across all phases. This ground-breaking research is made possible through the support of university facilities and our on-site research facility. The Christie has one of the largest trials portfolios in the UK, with more than 550 active clinical trials over the full range of adult and teenage cancers.