Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues.
There are more than 200 different types of cancer and one in two people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime.
But thanks to improved treatments and research many people are cured and more than half live for more than 10 years.
The Northern Care Alliance has experience in offering studies in many types of cancer, including:
- North Manchester General Hospital – breast, colorectal, head and neck, gynaecological, urology, respiratory and upper gastrointestinal cancers.
- The Royal Oldham Hospital – urological, colorectal, gynaecological, breast and haematological cancers- this hospital has a dedicated haematology unit.
- Salford Royal – urological , colorectal, neurological and haematological cancers.
Salford Royal has a Brain Tumour Biobank, established in 2016 as part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre Biobank and both Salford Royal and the Royal Oldham host satellite radiotherapy centres for the world famous Christie Hospital.
Further information on cancer studies can be found on the Cancer Research website.
If you are interested in taking part in any of our studies or want more information, please contact a member of the cancer research team.
North Manchester General Hospital – 0161 918 4227
The Royal Oldham Hospital – 0161 627 8165
Salford Royal – 0161 206 8512 or 0161 206 1515