We are the
Wales Cancer Research Centre

We work with cancer patients and other partners to
develop and deliver research excellence across Wales.

Our mission is to ensure that people in Wales and beyond
benefit from innovative studies, trials and collaborations
that improve overall health and well-being.

Our mission

At the Wales Cancer Research Centre we perform and support research of the highest quality, from the lab bench through to the patient’s bedside and into the community. We work to improve outcomes for patients at every step, from early diagnosis through treatment to survivorship and end-of-life care, with an emphasis on both increasing cures and maintaining quality of life. Our primary focus is on areas of clinical need for the benefit of patients and the public.  

We continue to build a sustainable cancer research community that reaches out beyond the borders of Wales to make a unique contribution to the global effort to reduce the burden of cancer. We are developing new interventions to improve outcomes for patients both within NHS Wales, but also through other healthcare services world-wide. 

Prof. Mererid Evans


Prof. Sunil Dolwani

Associate Director

Prof. Duncan Baird

Associate Director