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Marie Curie 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.

By sharing their personal experiences with us, members of the public help to ensure that our research is relevant to people’s needs and concerns.

Latest news

New research reveals attitudes to death and dying in UK

2 November 2021

Study suggests majority agree planning for end of life is important – but few have taken action

Two-thirds report social isolation and loneliness following loss of a loved one during pandemic

15 September 2021

Cardiff University research shows impact of grief and suggests lack of support for those bereaved

Covid grief

Our study hits the headlines

15 December 2020

ITV News at Ten, The Guardian and Sky News feature our work on the grief experiences and support needs of people bereaved during the COVID-19 pandemic

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