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The aim of UK Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative (UKKCC) is to support internationally competitive keratinocyte cancer research in the UK for the benefit of all.


Who we are

The UK keratinocyte cancer collaborative (UKKCC) is a collaborative network of interested clinicians, pathologists and scientists aiming to support epidemiological and molecular research of excellence in the UK for the benefit of all.  The UKKCC will focus initially on a molecular atlas for cutaneous SCC to be used as the basis for future funding applications by members and trainee members of the BAD. UKKCC Committee is chaired by Professor Irene Leigh with members comprising national experts in the UK

What we do?

The three work streams of UKKCC include:

  • The establishment of a biobank. This biobank will collect tissue samples through a network of hubs and local pathologists. The collection of these tissue samples underpins all the other workstreams of the UKKCC.
  • The molecular workstream aims to better understand the factors driving development and progression of cSCCs at the molecular level, which is currently poorly understood. The pilot study will undertake detailed transcriptomic and immunological profiling towards a molecular ‘Atlas’ for cSCC, aiming to provide greater understanding of the drivers and biomarkers for high-risk tumours. These data will be used as the basis for future research funding applications by interested BAD members/trainees.
  • The epidemiology workstream will support interested dermatology trainees who wish to undertake either epidemiological in keratinocyte cancer to develop meaningful research proposals and apply for clinical fellowships.

Get Involved

If you are interested in receiving updates about the UK Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative (UKKCC,) please click the button below  to complete the expression of interest form to receive news about the ongoing work,  and opportunities to become involved.

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Contact Us About the UKKCC
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Willan House, 4 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HQ
+44 (0)020 7383 0266