Proposal for a Joint Major Cancer Centre with Edinburgh

Plans are now well advanced for our Cancer Centre here is Glasgow to become much more closely aligned with our equivalent in Edinburgh, building on the strong links that already exist between the two cities in both basic and clinical cancer research.

We recently submitted a joint bid to Cancer Research UK to provide additional investment for this initiative, and have secured commitments of support from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as some of our industry partners.

The overall goal will be to translate new discoveries from laboratory and clinical research into patient benefit by exploiting the unique features of the Scottish clinical cancer and cancer research environment. In particular, work will focus on targeting different aspects the tumour micro-environment, about which a considerable amount of knowledge and expertise already exists within the Glasgow and Edinburgh Cancer Centres.