Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer the body’s cells begin to grow uncontrollably. The role of cancer research is to find ways to halt this growth.
Tackling cancer from many angles
Our work looks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In particular, to alter the blood supply and to stop cells from spreading to new parts of the body.
As a result of many years of research some cancers in recent years have effective treatments. However, the most devastating are mostly untreatable. A feature of these cancers is their link to our diet and metabolism – another area of Centenary’s research.
We have many dedicated projects that cover specific types of cancer. Our researchers are currently looking at prostate, liver, breast and lung cancers, plus melanoma and leukaemia.