The CCRCB research programme has been underpinned by the construction of a 5,000m2 purpose built facility. The building, which opened in July 2007, has five floors comprising new research laboratories, write-up areas for post doctoral research staff and postgraduate students, meeting/seminar rooms and modern administrative office space.
The research infrastructure is supported by expertise in core technologies including the biological resource unit, bio-imaging, tissue processing and bio-banking facilities. The CCRCB provides an environment in which clinical scientists can work alongside and interact with basic research colleagues in a variety of laboratory programmes.
Queen's University is one of the partners in the new Cancer Research UK Centre, established 4 March 2009. This brings together scientists, doctors and nurses who, by sharing knowledge and expertise, will rapidly develop lab-based discoveries into treatments that will benefit patients in Northern Ireland and beyond.