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Wales Cancer Research Centre,
Room 1TB2 31,
First Floor Main Building,
University Hospital of Wales,
Cardiff, CF14 4XN

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Four multidisciplinary research groups (MDRGs) have been formed as part of the Wales Cancer Partnership to encourage cross discipline discussion and to facilitate research collaborations. The four groups focus individually on breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer research and each group is chaired jointly by a clinician and a scientist.

The MDRGs are developing independently and, by addressing issues specific to the tumour type of interest, and harnessing the huge wealth of knowledge and expertise within the groups, they are exploring innovative methodologies and proposals to expedite research for ultimate patient benefit.

Membership includes, but is not limited to: surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, physicians, scientists, research nurses and lay representatives. Representatives from the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the Wales Cancer Bank are also part of the groups to advise and assist with formulating research ideas that include genetic analysis and bio-sample and/or data collection.

Involvement of such a wide range of research active disciplines is initiating new and exciting ideas for joint research proposals and a master template protocol has been developed to facilitate submission of these proposals to the Clinical Research Portfolio.

Groups meet regularly in UHW and are open to anyone who is interested in participating from across higher education institutions and the NHS across Wales.

If you are interested in joining a group, or multiple groups, please contact the relevant chairs:

Breast         Prof Peter Barrett-Lee                         Dr Luke Piggott

Colorectal    Prof Dean Harris         


Lung           Prof Paul Shaw                                   Dr Andrew Hollins


Prostate      Prof Howard Kynaston                        Dr Shareen Doak


The upcoming meetings are scheduled at the University Hospital of Wales for:

Prostate – 22nd September 2017, 11:00-13:00 – The Council Room, Upper Ground Floor, UHW Main Building, Heath Park, Cardiff

Colorectal – 27th September, 14:00-16:00 – The Haematology Seminar Room (Room 168), A Block, 7th Floor, UHW Main Building, Heath Park, CardiffBreast – 19th October 2017, 10:00-12:30 – The Surgery Seminar Room (Room 2LB4 69), A Block, 2nd Floor, UHW Main Building, Heath Park, Cardiff