The CRUK Scotland Institute (formerly the CRUK Beatson Institute)* is core-funded by Cancer Research UK and provides a dynamic, supportive and well-resourced environment for its basic and translational scientists. Our mission is to understand the mechanisms that regulate cancer cell proliferation, survival and dissemination; to identify critical components of these pathways as targets for novel cancer therapies; and to help translate this knowledge to patient benefit.

The Institute is located in a state-of-the-art research building in parkland on the north-western edge of Glasgow and has close ties to the University of Glasgow’s basic and clinical cancer research groups.

*In September 2023, Cancer Research UK announced it will be providing up to £123m as part of a 7-year commitment to the Institute. The funding will underpin long-term cutting-edge discovery research exploring how cancers develop, grow and spread, as well as how the immune system can be harnessed to combat the disease. In recognition of the success of the Institute as a national centre of excellence, and to enable wider global recognition, the facility - formerly known as the CRUK Beatson Institute - also has the new title of the CRUK Scotland Institute.  

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