Five cancer breakthroughs made at Birmingham

In just the last year, researchers at Birmingham have made big discoveries in how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. These finds have improved survival rates, prevented cancer coming back, targeted a newly-discovered gene and are delivering a new simpler test for cancer, which could help find it earlier. 

So much of Birmingham’s work on cancer is made possible by alumni, families and charitable organisations, often set up in memory of loved ones; these are your breakthroughs

Help bring these cancer breakthroughs – and many more – together

Similar changes in the same groups of genes can lead to cancers across different parts of the body. Our breakthroughs at Birmingham have identified how we can maximise this knowledge to share treatments across cancer types to accelerate progress and benefits for patients. Find out more about our cancer research and how we are bringing together key discoveries at Birmingham.