CRUK RadNet Glasgow, led by Professor Anthony Chalmers, is part of a UK-wide network of CRUK funded Radiation Research Centres of Excellence established in 2019. Our multidisciplinary radiation programme champions effective integration of clinical, translational and discovery research teams to accelerate translation of laboratory findings into clinical utility, creating a platform for innovative radiation research in Glasgow.
We are focused on increasing cure rates in patients with five cancers of unmet need and poor prognosis (glioblastoma, head and neck, lung, pancreas and rectum), in patients with adverse prognostic features and/or co-morbidities or in patients typically deemed unsuitable for chemoradiation.
CRUK RadNet Glasgow supports scientists and clinicians to undertake radiation-related research and build a translational research pipeline by integrating radiation biology into existing projects, facilitating preliminary data collection to support new projects and promoting new collaborations both internally and externally.
Our multidisciplinary programme encompasses discovery science, pre-clinical models, imaging and biomarkers, clinical radiotherapy research and clinical trials.
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We work in partnership with the wider CRUK RadNet Centre network.
CRUK RadNet Glasgow also complements the 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, Beatson Cancer Charity and CRUK Clinical Trials Unit Glasgow.
- Pump Priming grants are available annually from CRUK RadNet Glasgow. Awards will facilitate data collection to support larger grant applications and creation of new cross-discipline collaborations. The scheme is open to researchers from all disciplines and higher risk projects are encouraged.
- CRUK RadNet Glasgow has infrastructure and resources to support radiation researchers – Small Animal Radiation Research platform and technicians, and a dedicated Biospecimen Coordinator to assist with sampling requirements.
- A Preclinical Model Development Fund is in operation throughout the year. This scheme awards small grants to support development of new pre-clinical models, including refinement of radiotherapy and imaging techniques for these models.
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 and will create an influential cohort of clinical researchers who will continue the mission to improve radiotherapy treatment to benefit our patients.