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Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre

Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness.

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 their 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


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

Poster Award

Awards at the EAPC

24 May 2019

We recently presented four posters at the EAPC in Berlin, and are very pleased to report that two of these won "Best in Category" Awards.

Oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy - attitudes of IPF patients and their carers

14 March 2019

Our latest rapid review examines key facilitators and barriers to the use of oxygen therapy from the perspective of patients with IPF and their carers.

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