Launched in 2007, the network is funded through a joint investment from Cancer Research UK, the Little Princess Trust, the National Institute for Health Research in England, and the Health Departments for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Since then about £150 million of ECMC funding has been supporting staff members across the UK.
The ECMC Network is made of up 17 adult centres and 12 paediatric locations. Each has unique capabilities, with world-leading expertise, yet it is collaboration that gives the Network the edge in research excellence.
The Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre initiative is jointly funded by Cancer Research UK, the Little Princess Trust, the National Institute for Health and Care Research in England and the Departments of Health for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.