The Cancer Research Unit, Department of Biology,
University of York,
York. YO10 5DD. UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 1904 328711
Fax: +44 (0) 1904 328710



The Cancer Research Unit

About Us

The Cancer Research Unit is located within the Department of Biology, University of York, which is a large and diverse general biology Department, rated as a Grade 5 (research excellent) and firmly established in the top group of Biology Departments in all recent surveys of the UK Universities.

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The Cancer Research Unit at the University of York was originally set up in 1980 by the then Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign, now renamed Yorkshire Cancer Research, an independent charity based in Harrogate.

In 1990 it was decided to establish a new Chair of Molecular Biology at the University and that Professor Norman J. Maitland, as Director of the Cancer Research Unit, would bring molecular sciences into the study of cancer. Funding for the Cancer Research Unit is provided by Prostate Cancer UK, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Charity Soul and other Charitable foundations.

There are 6 scientists, 2 technicians (including a part-time media and glassware preparation assistant), and a part-time secretary for the unit. In addition to this there are several research students studying for both Masters and Doctorate degrees, a number of intermittent visitors from the United Kingdom and abroad, together with undergraduates studying for BSc degrees who are working within the unit. Further scientific staff are dependent on the success of research grant applications to British Government and charitable foundations.

Click on this link for a list of recent publications from the CRU

Click on this link for a list of the people working in the CRU and their contact details


The Cancer Research Unit draws its research funding from a number of sources both local, National and International.

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