CRUK RadNet Glasgow Centre

The Cancer Research UK RadNet Radiation Research Centre of Excellence, led by Professor Anthony Chalmerswas established in November 201to create a platform for innovative radiation research in Glasgow. Our aim is to optimise radiotherapy to increase cure rates in patients with five cancers of unmet need: glioblastoma, head and neck, lung, pancreas and rectum. 

The CRUK RadNet Glasgow Centre will complement existing cancer research infrastructure in Glasgow (CRUK Glasgow Centre,CRUK Beatson Institute, Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, MRC/ EPSRC Molecular Pathology Node, Imaging Centre of Excellence, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and CRUK Clinical Trials Unit Glasgow) to accelerate translation of laboratory findings into clinical trials. 

We are working in partnership with the wider CRUK RadNet Centre network in the UK to fully realise our ambition of improving radiation research for patients. 

CRUK RadNet Glasgow will support both scientists and clinicians to undertake radiation related research and will build a translational research pipeline by integrating radiation biology into existing projects, obtaining funding for new projects and facilitating preliminary data collection to support new applications. Our multidisciplinary programme encompasses discovery science, preclinical research, imagingbiomarkersclinical radiotherapy research and clinical trials.

We aspire to build on and increase the radiation research expertise in Glasgow and to train the radiation researchers of the future. We will support and facilitate scientists to integrate radiation questions into their research. We will continue to champion our Radiographer-led research programme and will create an influential cohort of clinical researchers who will continue the mission to improve radiotherapy treatment to benefit our patients. 

Open 1st October- Applications are welcomed from our RadNet community to our funding schemes- Pump Priming and Preclinical Model Development. Please see links below for further information and email if you require an application form. Early career researchers and those who are starting out in radiation research are encouraged to apply- we would be delighted to discuss your idea ahead of submission.


Pump Priming Grants

Preclinical Model Development Fund


Director: Prof Anthony Chalmers 

Theme Leads: 

Prof Gareth Inman 

Prof Karen Blyth 

Prof Owen Sansom 

Dr David Lewis 

Dr Sean O’Cathail 

Dr Claire Paterson 

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