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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

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

7 day report

Specialist Palliative Care triumphs, challenges and improvement opportunities revealed

27 November 2019

Results of the first ever in-depth evaluation of an established weekend and bank holiday Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Service in the UK.


We'd like to share our latest news with you

26 June 2019

Take a look at our Summer Newsletter where we share our news from the last few months, with updates on projects, staff news and awards

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