Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre
The Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre (previously known as WeCan) was established in late 2010 with a vision of bringing together scientists and clinicians to develop the very best in cancer research, drug discovery and patient care. We are focusing our research efforts on the cancers in which we have considerable strengths (Pancreas, Colorectal and Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia) as well as on those where we are building greater expertise (Prostate, Ovarian and Brain). We are developing teams within each of these areas that have input from a number of different disciplines, from basic biology and chemistry through to clinical trials and surgery, and also work with other Centres across the CRUK network where appropriate.
The Centre has an ambition to establish the infrastructure necessary to allow each of our cancer teams to develop a stratified medicine programme that will ultimately help to guide the treatment of patients on a much more individual basis. We will use pancreas cancer, where we have particular experience, as the paradigm for this work as we extend it into other cancer types. This investment will provide a critical platform of technical expertise and technology to support teams across the Centre, enabling them to develop and deliver new treatment options for cancer patients.
BREAST CANCER TEAM
Working towards better breast cancer survival rates
Using chemistry to develop new anti-cancer drugs
GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCERS TEAM
Improving outcomes through innovative clinical trials and better understanding of disease biology
Studying stem cells to improve treatments for leukaemia
Aiming to achieve better outcomes for mesothelioma patients
Aiming to improve outcomes for patients with brain tumours
PANCREATIC CANCER TEAM
Finding better ways to detect and treat pancreatic cancer
PROSTATE CANCER TEAM
Centre of excellence for prostate cancer