‌Institute of Cancer Sciences

Part of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

The Institute of Cancer Sciences is part of a national centre of excellence in the fight against cancer. We carry out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding the molecular changes that cause cancer. We are working to translate scientific discoveries into new drugs or diagnostic and prognostic tools that benefit cancer patients, taking new therapies through preclinical and clinical trials. The Institute of Cancer Sciences is a major component of the Cancer Research UK West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

The Institute is a partner with the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research (BICR), which together form the core of cancer research in Glasgow. Together, there are currently 51 research groups housed in magnificent new research buildings at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre and the CRUK clinical trials unit (CTU). The new Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre provides excellent facilities for an expanded programme of translational cancer research in Glasgow. Our facilities house a number of state-of-the-art technologies that underpin our key research themes.