In 2017, our Paterson cancer research building suffered a devastating fire. This meant 300 of our world-leading scientists and researchers moved to temporary facilities in Alderley Park 13 miles away.
While this caused disruption, research thankfully continued.
Plans for a new world class transformational research facility on the site of the Paterson building are now ready. Construction has started to build an ambitious new research facility, together with our partners The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK.
Scientists and researchers working together
In the world of cancer research, collaboration is vital. We have some of the most creative and skilled minds in cancer research working in our Team Science. But more and more important discoveries are emerging from experts being able to work together in one space.
Professor Andrew Wardley heads up The Christie’s clinical research into breast cancer. Much of his team’s work relies on having access to a large sample of biomarkers – samples from patients, which allow the team to analyse tumours during different stages of treatment.
With the new research centre, we will have a world-leading biobank. This could help research teams including Professor Wardley’s develop new clinical trials for patients, as well as optimising the treatments that are currently available for breast cancer.
“By coming together, and having access to a state-of-the-art biobank, we can develop new ideas for clinical trials.”
- Professor Andrew Wardley
We need help from generous supporters like you to make this happen
Here at The Christie, we’re proud to help lead new innovations and breakthroughs in cancer research and care. The new transformational research facility will mean we can continue to revolutionise cancer treatment and patient care for decades to come.
With all this due to finish by 2022, we need your help more than ever to continue our work. Any donation – no matter how big or small – makes an enormous difference.
We would like to thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times, and together we can work towards a future without cancer.