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Our Research

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has been driving scientific discoveries on cancer and its treatment for more than 100 years. We are internationally renowned for our work to untangle the genetics and causes of cancer, understand cancer biology and discover new personalised cancer treatments.

  • Genetics and cancer risks

    Our researchers are unravelling the roles played by genes, behaviour and environmental exposures in the development of cancer.

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  • Understanding cancer biology

    We are studying the biology of cancer and how tumours grow and progress, so we can identify new targets for treatment.

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  • Discovering cancer treatments

    At the ICR, we apply our knowledge of cancer genetics and tumour biology to the discovery of new cancer treatments.

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Our researchers

Our researchers work to deliver our scientific strategy across a variety of areas – focused on genetics and cancer risk, understanding cancer biology and discovering new personalised treatments.

Meet our researchers

Research centres and initiatives

The ICR works in partnership with funders to deliver a number of major centres and initiatives, focused on key strategic priorities.

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Our record of discovery

The ICR has made some of the most significant discoveries in the field of cancer research over its more than 100 years of history.

Our discoveries