The Institute of Cancer Research has outlined its position on a number of policy issues in scientific and medical research. Our statements can be read and downloaded here.
The ICR believes that life-extending therapies are an important step towards our ultimate aim – which is not only to control cancers, but to cure them.
We believe the EU’s system of paediatric investigational plans (PIPs) needs to be revised to ensure cancer drugs developed for adults are also tested in children whenever their mechanism of action suggests they could be effective.
A statement on the regulation and transparency of clinical trials from the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
Genetic information should be routinely used to inform people with cancer about their risk and help to guide decisions over personalised cancer treatment.
The ICR believes that animal research is essential to understand how cancer develops and behaves within a whole organism and how to treat it effectively.
Patient data must be stored safely to ensure patient confidentiality, but such safeguards must not hamper access to patient data for research use.
Contact us to find out more about the ICR.