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Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre

We are committed to developing and undertaking well designed research which will directly improve the care and experience of patients and their carers in the advanced stages of illness.

Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. We support patients, families and healthcare professionals to make the right decisions around evidence-based treatment and care. We want to help people live as well as they can for as long as they can, with the focus on symptom control and quality of life.

The Centre works in all areas of palliative and supportive care. This includes cancer and non-cancer conditions, and the care of patients from diagnosis of a life-limiting condition through treatment, until death, or past cure to the late effects of cancer treatments.

Our ambition is to remain at the forefront of research in palliative care.

Our research portfolio spans across three themes - rehabilitation, patient experience and thrombosis.

Our experienced researchers work together on high quality research of national priority, directly relevant to patient and carer needs.

Latest news

COVID bereavement study

Take our Survey - How can we improve support for those bereaved during the COVID-19 pandemic?

1 September 2020

Our researchers are looking at the grief experiences and support needs of people bereaved during COVID-19. If you have been affected and would like to take part in our survey, please click the title above to find out more.

Decision making

Placing patients at the centre of the decision making process in advanced lung cancer

26 August 2020

Our landmark study has just been published! MCPCRC researchers followed the journey of patients with advanced lung cancer as they navigated through the process of deciding whether non curative chemotherapy would benefit them or not.

Nursing home hallway

Care models in care homes

11 May 2020

Our rapid review findings will be presented to the Marie Curie care homes project group to inform future plans of how Marie Curie may support care homes in their provision of end of life care

We provide free advice and support to academics, clinicians and other health professionals.