The University Department of Oncology is part of the School of Clinical Medicine and is based within six locations on or close to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site.
The main focus of research in the Department of Oncology is the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.
The Department provides a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer-related research and aims to deliver the best possible care to patients,build a world renowned environment for laboratory and clinical research and provide an education programme that generates world class oncology clinicians and research scientists.
Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.
At any one time, more than 1000 clinical trials are being conducted across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the largest gathering of clinical, pharmaceutical and biomedical research specialists in Europe. These trials are a crucial step in the design of new medicines and medical devices – translating ideas that started in a research laboratory into new treatments for patients.