NIHR | Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is the largest BRC outside the South East of England and the beating heart of translational research across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria, transforming scientific breakthroughs into diagnostic tests and life-saving treatments for patients.

Awarded more than £60 million (2022-27) – the largest single research award given by the NIHR to the city region – Manchester BRC brings together world-leading researchers based at The University of Manchester and six of the country’s foremost NHS Trusts, with a vision to drive health improvements and lasting change for all through creative, inclusive and proactive research that identifies and bridges gaps between new discoveries and individualised care.

Manchester BRC is driving forward pioneering research in the areas of cancer (prevention and early detection, advanced radiotherapy, precision medicine, living with and beyond cancer), inflammation (rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease, respiratory medicine, dermatology, integrative cardiovascular medicine), high-burden under-researched conditions (hearing health, mental health, rare conditions) and disease complexity and multimorbidity (next generation phenotyping and diagnostics, next generation therapeutics).

Improving health across the city region

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Living with and beyond cancer – National Cancer Survivors Day 2024

To mark Cancer Survivors Day 2024 last month, the project managers in our Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) theme have reflected on how their vital work has moved forward in the past 12 months, for the benefit of people living with and beyond cancer regionally and nationally.

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Introducing the NIHR Manchester BRC

You can help shape our research

There are plently of opportunities for people to help shape our research plans. Research is vital to help us understand more about a particular disease or condition and how to treat them.

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