Research centre

Centre for Cancer Immunology

An external view of the centre for cancer immunology, based at Southampton General Hospital.

We undertake interdisciplinary research involving scientists and clinicians. Through worldwide collaborations, we combine our expertise to understand and develop potential new treatments for cancer.

Part of Medicine

Opened in spring 2018, the Centre for Cancer Immunology is the UK's first centre dedicated to cancer immunology research. Connected to leading institutions worldwide, this modern research centre enables our interdisciplinary teams to expand clinical trials, explore new areas and develop lifesaving immunotherapy drugs. Scientists at the University of Southampton have been at the forefront of cancer immunology research since the 1970s, and have a reputation for scientific innovation and clinical translation.

Our new treatments in the form of vaccines and antibodies direct special immune cells against cancers. These 'killer' cells can control and shrink cancer and give long-lasting protection.
Professor of Medical Oncology

Taking on hard-to-treat cancers

Our research into cancer is saving lives. Our scientists are making major progress in both the lab and the clinic, and thanks to our Centre for Cancer Immunology, this success is expected to continue.