• Coordinating Breast Cancer Research in Manchester

MRC DTP PhD project - applications open

Applications are invited from UK/EU nationals for fully-funded PhD Projects within the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Prognostic models exploiting longitudinal data with application to predicting breast cancer

Project to develop an improved prognostic model for breast cancer incidence based on longitudinal data. Ideal for students with a strong background in mathematics/statistics with an interest in applying this to medicine. More information here.

Characterizing the in vivo functions of Rac1b in breast development and tumorigenesis

Project to determine whether Rac1b is a promising molecular target for future therapies to eliminate breast cancer stem cells, and thereby provide a curative therapy for luminal breast tumours. More information here.

How should we prompt radiologists to optimise detection of breast cancer?

Project to investigate the impact on reader performance of using multiple CAD algorithms with different operating points and hence find the optimal prompting strategy for breast cancer screening. More information here.

2016 Manchester Breast Centre Annual Symposium

The 2016 Annual Manchester Breast Centre Symposium will be held on the 21st October 2016 in the Manchester Cancer Research Centre building. More information and registration here.

Nearly 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. Researching treatment and ways to prevent all types of the disease is the main aim of the Manchester Breast Centre. Some of this research is very specific, focusing on the unique characteristics of a particular form of breast cancer. However, much of our work will be of benefit to everyone with the disease.

The Manchester Breast Centre, established in 2005, aims to promote collaborative working amongst breast cancer specialists in Manchester, underpinning research and allowing access to a wide range of state of the art facilities. The Centre has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2005 and continues to expand. Across the centre, world-class scientists and clinicians are working together to ensure their research makes as big an impact as possible, as fast as possible.