Cancer Biology Research at UCC

UCC has a large, interdisciplinary research cluster in cancer biology that includes investigators from the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science and the College of Medicine and Health.

Research programmes in cancer biology at UCC include:

  • Understanding fundamental cell biology, key cell signalling processes, and gene regulation associated with the genesis and progression of cancer
  • Identification and evaluation of molecular targets and biomarkers in selected signalling pathways
  • Development of vectors and compounds for drug and gene delivery as novel therapeutics

Investigators in cancer biology at UCC can be found in the following academic schools, departments, research centres and institutes:

Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre


Biosciences Institute

Centre for Research in Vascular Biology

Cancer Research @UCC

Cork University Dental School and Hospital

Epidemiology and Public Health


Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Pharmacology and Therapeutics




Collaborations exist with Department of Chemistry and Tyndall National Institute.

Investigators participating in the PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology can be found by clicking here.

Cancer Biology at UCC