Cancer Research Centre Manchester Building

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Cancer Research Centre Manchester : MCRC Building

Health Development in north west England – design by Capita Symonds

5 Dec 2012

Cancer Research Centre in Manchester

Design: Capita Symonds

Work Begins on Manchester Cancer Research Centre

Work on the new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) building has started on site.

Manchester Cancer Research Centre
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Capita Symonds is providing multidisciplinary services for the state-of-the-art research facility which will be crucial in helping to develop and improve cancer treatment.

The MCRC is a partnership between The University of Manchester (incorporating the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research and the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre); The Christie; and Cancer Research UK.

The building will focus entirely on laboratory-based cancer research, turning laboratory discoveries into new tests and treatments for patients. Its work will be further aided by the immediate proximity of the MCRC’s partners – including The Christie’s clinical trials unit in its £35 million Oak Road patient treatment centre.

The facility is expected to be operational in summer 2014.

MCRC Building – Partners

The University of Manchester – One of Britain’s biggest universities with an international reputation for its research and four Nobel laureates on its current staff. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, the University was ranked third in the UK for its research power (combining research quality with critical mass) and top in the UK for quality in cancer studies

The Christie – An internationally-recognised specialist cancer centre and leader in clinical research. The Christie treats more than 40,000 patients a year, with around 26% of patients referred from other parts of the country for specialist treatment. It has been achieving world firsts in cancer research for over 100 years and runs the largest single site early phase trials unit in the world.

Cancer Research UK – The world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. The charity’s groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. This work is funded entirely by the public. Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years. Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to beat cancer.

Cancer Research Centre information / images received from Capita Symonds

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