The Cancer Care Research Centre (CCRC) was established so that people affected by cancer could help shape the future of cancer services in Scotland.
There is no other research centre in the UK which looks solely at cancer care from the viewpoint of people affected by cancer. To do this research successfully means putting patients and their family members at the centre of our work.
We carry out a wide range of research studies on the impact of ill-health, including a portfolio of research on non-cancerous conditions.
The findings from our research are fed into practice networks and clinical settings, offering recommendations for improving practice in health and social care organisations within the NHS, social services and charities.
We have two programmes of research
We welcome enquiries from potential PhD students, clinicians interested in secondments or collaborative research, and people affected by cancer.
The Cancer Care Research Centre also offers a graduate certificate aimed at improving the advice and support offered to people affected by cancer and/or long term conditions: Welfare and benefits advice for people affected by cancer and long-term conditions; this is offered in partnership with MacMillan Cancer Support.