MRC Cancer Unit

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge (MRC CU) undertakes research into understanding how cancers develop, and seeks to translate this knowledge into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment that can be applied in the clinic. Research focuses on discovering the early steps in epithelial carcinogenesis. A better understanding of these steps will foster new methods to improve the care and survival of patients with epithelial malignancies such as pancreatic, oesophageal, lung, breast and skin cancers.

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Last updated: 31 March 2022

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