About OCRC

About The CRUK Oxford Centre

Harnessing World Leading Science to Cure Cancer

Established in 2010, the CRUK Oxford Centre (formerly the Oxford Cancer Research Centre) is a network and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK, based on the University’s Translational Biomedical Research Campus. It harnesses Oxford’s world-leading cancer research with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation from scientific discovery to treatments for patients.

The ultimate aim of the Centre is to enhance cancer research activity to increase cancer cure rates. The Centre currently comprises over 500 members from 25 different Departments, Units, Institutes of the University as well as the NHS Trust. The partnership provides a cumulative investment of approximately £55m each year for science in Oxford for research to save and improve peoples’ lives.

The Oxford Centre is an inclusive network of organisations in Oxford for whom cancer research is a priority focus. We support and connect people working across a range of disciplines and aim to facilitate research collaboration on a local, national and international scale to speed up translation from scientific discovery to treatments in patients.

A diagram of the Oxford cancer network. The nodes represent individual scientists or clinicians within the Centre and the lines are documented collaborations between them.

Oxford Centre Network Diagram

Our vision


Our vision for cancer research in Oxford is to harness our world-leading science across a broad range of disciplines for onward translation and eventual cure.

Our strategy


To deliver our vision, we have focused our activity in key themes with our investments emphasising support for translational activity.



The Centre is committed to open and transparent communication with its members and its governance structure reflects this.



The Centre is an inclusive network of cancer researchers and clinicians and as such welcome members from across the University and OUH Trust.

The Centre Team

We are committed to supporting the membership of the Centre.