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Cancer remains one of the major causes of morbidity and premature death worldwide; one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.  UCL has a proud track record in addressing the societal, technical, and health challenges of cancer and in exploring its underling biology

As well as being among the UK’s top publishers of ‘most highly cited papers’ in oncology, UCL also leads in the allied disciplines of cell biology, immunology, haematology, radiology, and paediatrics [RAND Europe 2015].  The goal of the UCL Cancer Domain is to build on these strengths and engage academics from different fields to advance our understanding of cancer, develop improved diagnostics and treatments, and influence national and international healthcare policy.

The UCL Cancer Domain represents the broad cancer research picture across UCL’s Schools and Faculties, and brings together hundreds of investigators conducting cancer-relevant research in specialities as diverse as molecular cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, population health, child health, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, chemistry, physics, social and historical sciences, and arts and humanities. It provides a platform for strategic coordination, networking and collaboration, and engagement with partner organisations.  

The Domain reaches across to the NHS through the UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network, Academic Health Science Centre, and Biomedical Research Centres at UCLH and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Moorfields Eye Hospital.