The British Association for Cancer Research (BACR) is a professional membership association for all those working and studying in cancer research within the United Kingdom and beyond.
We provide educational and training opportunities for all those involved in the cancer field, particularly the next generation of cancer research professionals.
We organise scientific conferences and workshops, and offer meeting bursaries and fellowships, to enable our membership to attend cancer focused events around the world.
The Association was formed in 1960, when a group of cancer researchers and clinicians met to found the British Association for Cancer Research (BACR). The vision was that an association, embracing all aspects of cancer research, would provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and discoveries that could be focused into patient benefit. Today these aims and ideals are achieved by educational and training opportunities for all those involved in the cancer field, particularly the next generation of cancer research professionals, and the Association now functions in a very different way from that established 60 years ago.
BACR is a registered charity in England and Wales (289297)
c/o Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James’s, Cancer Genetics Building,
St James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF