Gerald C. Baines Centre for Translational Cancer Research


Located at London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) Victoria Hospital, the Gerald C. Baines Centre for Translational Cancer Research is an 11,000 square-foot centre that provides unique facilities to enable the work of cancer researchers and clinicians.

The Gerald C. Baines Centre was established in October 2010 as a partnership between Lawson Health Research Institute, the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at LHSC, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University.


The goal of the Gerald C. Baines Centre is to engage and support citywide translational cancer research by linking researchers from multiple disciplines with academic clinicians. It is intended to accelerate the translation of knowledge to clinical practice by providing an academic framework that spans existing units and institutions.

Building on London’s strength in cancer research and linkages between scientists and clinicians, interdisciplinary teams have developed in the areas of breast, head and neck, ovarian and prostate cancer. The Gerald C. Baines Centre facilitates knowledge transfer between teams to pursue research pertaining to major treatment goals such as early detection, prevention, novel therapies or technology platforms with potential for patient application.

This vision also includes an increased focus on sharing research findings with regional partners, including family physicians and community hospitals. The goal is to ensure that cancer patients throughout southwestern Ontario receive the highest quality of care regardless of where they live.

Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

Located within the centre, the CRU coordinates and supports protocol management and clinical/translational research projects that carry high impact for advancing cancer knowledge and patient care.


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