New cancer centre launched in Sussex

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A brand-new pioneering centre dedicated to improving cancer treatment and patient outcomes has opened in Sussex.

The Sussex Cancer Research Centre draws on world-class cancer research from experts at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex, and the NHS.  

The centre aims to provide an environment where researchers, clinicians and patients can share resources, insight, experience and expertise to improve cancer treatments and patient outcomes.

The four co-founders of the centre are: Dr Simon Mitchell, Reader in Cancer Systems Biology at BSMS; Professor Melanie Flint, Professor of Stress and Cancer Research at the University of Brighton; Professor Timothy Humphrey, Professor of Translational Research and Genome Stability at the University of Sussex; and Clinical Oncologist Dr Duncan Gilbert of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Simon Mitchell said: “From day one, this will be a true collaboration. As a team with a united vision to improve care for patients, we are greater than the sum of our parts. Cancer doesn’t recognise institutional boundaries, and to beat cancer we must cross those boundaries too.” Professor Timothy Humphrey said: “Almost everyone knows someone affected by cancer and we need their perspective to provide valuable input into our research direction. Our central goal is improved patient outcomes through supporting world-leading collaborative research.”

Anybody wishing to know more should go to ( and click “Get Involved”. There will also be a chance to meet cancer researchers and learn more at events which will be announced through the website.


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