Dundee Cancer Centre provides a hub to facilitate collaboration and communication of cancer-related activities funded by Cancer Research UK and others across the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and partner organisations.Through targeted support for training and translational research, the DCC harnesses world-leading cancer research and clinical practice, promotes health equity, and supports more rapid transformation of research outcomes into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer for the local community and beyond, both nationally and internationally.
In Tayside, Ninewells Hospital has been designated as a Cancer Centre, providing a full range of services for a large number of patients with commoner cancers and specialist services for less common cancers.Within the Cancer Centre, cancer services are delivered by several specialties in addition to the service provided by Oncology and Haematology.
- General Surgery and Urology
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- General Medicine
- Plastic/Oral Surgery
- Radiotherapy Nursing Team
Cancer research at Dundee is among the best in the UK. This has been recognised by Cancer Research UK who approved Dundee as Scotland’s first Cancer Research UK Centre. This brings together Cancer Research UK funded researchers who are distributed across the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing (CMDN) and the College of Life Sciences (CLS). Successful ties to the College of Art, Science and Engineering (CASE) through the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) and the School of Computing and Division of Mathematics also exist.In the clinical environment there are close links between clinicians and management in NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee integrates nursing, public health and palliative care services with clinical cancer services. Based on one-stop clinics for diagnosis and an eminent pathology department there are particular strengths in surgical oncology for breast and colon cancer, radiation biology and clinical oncology (including intra-operative radiotherapy), skin cancer research from the bench to the clinic and a Centre for Pharmacogenomics and Population Research.