We aim to improve the understanding of the role of cancer stem cells in a range of cancers, through world-leading research.

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Innovative brain cancer research

6 April 2017

Cardiff University and national charities join forces to tackle deadly brain cancer

Hadyn Ellis Buidling

Research Symposium 2017

30 March 2017

Registration opens for 5th annual symposium on cancer stem cell research.

pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer - the 'silent killer'

16 March 2017

Pancreatic cancer wouldn’t be so deadly if we could just diagnose it earlier.

Maria Konstantinou, Mrs Anne Whipp and Juan Menendez Gonzalez

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Answering the big questions


Our research focuses on cancer stem cells, which we believe offer the possibility of transforming cancer treatments.

Dr Joaquin de Navascues in fly room

In conversation

Here, our research team leaders offer their perspectives on targeting cancer stem cells and how their research impacts on cancer therapy.