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The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research

From discovery to recovery

Established in 2007, The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is a 5,000m2 purpose-built interdisciplinary centre, comprised of scientific teams from Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering and Radiobiology. The centre works collaboratively with partners around the world in order to translate research into innovative cancer treatments that enhance and extend life.

This tour will give you an insight into the history of the building, the globally recognised work that takes place there and the pioneering advances in patient care that have been generated by the centre's research programme.

This tour includes:

  • An overview of the role of CCRCB and its innovative work in improving the treatment of cancer patients.
  • Research laboratories (breast, prostate, bowel)
  • Northern Ireland Pathology Lab

Did you know?

  • In 2012 a cancer initiative led by Queen’s in partnership with the local Health and Social Care Trusts, reorganising cancer treatment throughout Northern Ireland, won a Diamond Jubilee Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
  • Thanks to research at Queen’s, cancer survival rates in Northern Ireland are now among the best in Europe.
  • The centre's research programme is funded by charitable bodies, including local cancer charities, research councils, European funding, industrial partners and philanthropic donations.
  • Queen’s has teamed up with the University of Manchester, Prostate Cancer UK and the Movember Foundation to form the first regional Movember Centre of Excellence in the fight against prostate cancer.