Research centres

Our three research centres increase our knowledge and understanding of ways to improve the care that people receive at the end of their lives.

We're committed to increasing our knowledge and understanding of ways to improve the care that the terminally ill receive.

We seek to fund the very best research across the UK on a range of questions about how to care for patients with cancer and other terminal conditions.

We continue to support and develop the work of our three palliative care research centres.


Palliative Care Research Department, London

The MCPCRD in London works to develop and evaluate new ways of improving the care of people with terminal illnesses.
Read about the MCPCRD

Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool

This is a partnership between Marie Curie, the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Read about the institute in Liverpool

Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff

MCPCRC, Cardiff is the only UK palliative care research centre that is based within a Clinical Trials Unit.
More about the Cardiff centre