The Priority Research Centre for Cancer Research, Innovation and Translation aims to integrate basic science & clinical research bi-directionally, to facilitate rapid development and implementation of our research discoveries, and to stimulate lab research on priority questions generated from the clinic.

Our Mission: to create a collaborative environment in supporting scientists and clinicians in their quest to deliver integrated and world-class research, clinical service and patient care, reducing the burden of cancer on the patients, families and communities.

Our Vision: to be known nationally and internationally as leaders in cancer research through meaningful collaborations between academics, clinicians, industry and healthcare by delivering research programs that prevent, control, and cure cancer.

The Priority Research Centre for Cancer Research, Innovation and Translation (PRC CaRIT) provides the foundations for the pursuit of personalised medicines to ensure every patient gets the right treatment at the right time.  The PRC CaRIT offers an integrated program of basic science and clinical trials, linked with histo- and molecular-pathology to research diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies precisely tailored to individual requirements.

This PRC CaRIT strives to foster an intellectual environment that supports the open sharing and discussion of problems, solutions, concepts and models, drawing on our existing strengths to drive innovation in the field of cancer research.  PRC CaRIT promotes high level multidisciplinary collaboration in all research endeavours in an effort to build on the capacity of our research staff and students to drive the translation of their research into clinical practice.

The Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA), established in January 2012, is the umbrella organisation to the key cancer research programs operating throughout the Hunter New England region, including this PRC. The programs of research that form HCRA include:

The HCRA functions to provide capacity building, funding and strategic support to cancer research across the full research practice continuum; from basic research through clinical trials to behavioural; implementation and health services research. Visit the HCRA website to learn more about the work of HCRA and its members.

To learn more about the work of HCRA visit the website.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.