Academic Unit: Cancer Sciences

Cancer research at the University of Southampton ranges from basic cellular and molecular biology right through to the epidemiology of service provision.  Major strengths include basic and translational immunology and tumour survival in lymphoma and solid tumours. 

Currently Active: Yes

Group Overview

The University has a long-established relationship with Cancer Research UK (CR UK) and our facilities include the CR UK Centre of Excellence and the CR UK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre.

Southampton also hosts a centre of excellence in Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research where it specialises in understanding and treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 

Our aim is to foster high quality cancer research with a particular emphasis on translating mechanistic understanding into patient treatments.  We concentrate upon our research strengths, such as immunology and cell biology closely allied to clinical practice in cancer treatment.

All cancer research has clinical application as its ultimate goal.  Our Cancer Sciences research is conducted on the Biomedical Campus at Southampton General Hospital, in purpose-built laboratories in the Somers Building and neighbouring laboratories.

We have more than 100 researchers, clinicians and associated staff working as coordinated teams across several disciplines.  We bring ideas and discoveries made in the laboratory into clinical practice as rapidly as possible and ensure that the scientific hypotheses underlying cancer treatments are fully tested.

The University of Southampton Clinical Trials Unit is also supported by funding from Cancer Research UK to deliver large multicentre cancer treatment trials.

Cancer Sciences Unit Research Club

Date: First Thursday of each month 16:30-18:30
Venue: IDS Lecture theatre (talks) and Level A seminar room (food and drink)

Date Speakers Sponsored by
3 October 2013 Martin Glennie & Ruth French Promega
7 November 2013 Emre Sayan & Rahul Sreekumar Scientific Laboratory Supplies
5 December 2013 Christmas Research Club Postdoc Association
6 February 2014 Natalia Savelyeva & Alex Paterson New England Biolabs
6 March 2014 Scientific Writing Life Technologies
10 April 2014 Stephen Beers & Stephanie Laversin Miltenyi Biotec
1 May 2014 Tim Underwood & Annette Hayden Abcam
5 June 2014 Mark Cragg, Chantal Hargreaves & Kam Hussain Olympus

Contact us


Telephone: 023 8079 6184 or 023 8079 5170


Members of staff associated with this academic unit:

Research projects

No research projects are currently associated with this academic unit.