Professor John Chester, Cardiff University
Wales Cancer Research Centre
The Wales Cancer Research Centre is funded by the Welsh Government and is a vital part of Health and Care Research Wales’ infrastructure. It is led from Cardiff University, but with an all-Wales brief. The Centre’s research partners include NHS Wales, Welsh universities, cancer charities and the pharmaceuticals industry. Patient and public involvement is central to all that it does.
The Centre’s transformative work focuses on a number of areas:
1) Delivering cancer research excellence for better health and wealth for the people of Wales and beyond (this includes developing and managing research that aims to provide):
2) Improving collaboration with partners to advance research in Wales and beyond
3) Ensuring research engagement, participation, involvement and awareness for patients and the public
4) Turning cancer research results into better cancer care
Ultimately, the Centre will perform and support cancer research of the highest quality, which builds on Wales’ international research reputation, with a clear focus on collaboration, innovation and improved patient outcomes.