The British Association for Cancer Research (BACR) is a professional membership association for all those working and studying in cancer research within the British Isles. The aims of the Association is to promote the advance of research in relation to all aspects of cancer and encourage the exchange of information.
To fulfil these aims we organise scientific conferences and workshops and offer meeting bursaires and fellowships to enable our membership to attend cancer focused events around the world.
The BACR was founded in 1960 and it was the vision of Professor Alexander Haddow that an association should be formed that would embrace all aspects of cancer research, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and discoveries that could be focused into patient benefit. The primary aim of the association would be to facilitate the interchange of ideas among workers in all branches of cancer research.
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