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Wales Cancer Research Centre,
Room 1TB2 31,
First Floor Main Building,
University Hospital of Wales,
Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Multidisciplinary Research Groups

We support the facilitation of six multidisciplinary research groups (MDRGs) to encourage cross discipline discussion and to promote research collaborations. Five groups focus individually on cancer sites (breast, colorectal, prostate, lung and brain cancer research) and each group is chaired jointly by a clinician and a scientist.

The MDRGs are developing independently and, by addressing issues specific to the tumour type of interest, and harnessing the huge wealth of knowledge and expertise within the groups, they are exploring innovative methodologies and proposals to expedite research for ultimate patient benefit.

Membership includes, but is not limited to: surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, physicians, scientists, research nurses and lay representatives. Representatives from the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the Wales Cancer Bank are also part of the groups to advise and assist with formulating research ideas that include genetic analysis and bio-sample and/or data collection.

Involvement of such a wide range of research active disciplines is initiating new and exciting ideas for joint research proposals and a master template protocol has been developed to facilitate submission of these proposals to the Clinical Research Portfolio.

Groups meet regularly in UHW and are open to anyone who is interested in participating from across higher education institutions and the NHS across Wales.

An additional MDRG has been established to bring cancer nurses with an interest in research together. This group will meet in different locations around Wales to ensure cancer nurses across the nation have the opportunity to attend.

If you are interested in joining a group, or multiple groups, please contact the relevant chairs:


Prof. Peter Barrett-Lee
Dr. Luke Piggott 


Prof. Dean Harris 


Dr. Paul Shaw
Dr. Andrew Hollins 


Prof. Howard Kynaston
Prof. Shareen Doak / 


Dr. James Powell

Dr. Florian Siebzehnrubl 

Cancer nurses

Prof. Jane Hopkinson

Prof. Debbie Fenlon



Prostate – 14th February, 3 - 5pm, Seminar Room B UHW

Colorectal – next date tbc

Breast – 7th February 2-4pm, Green Room, Velindre

Lung –  next date tbc

Brain - 6th February 2-4pm in the Main Hospital Seminar Room A, UHW, Cardiff

Cancer nurses - next date tbc