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The Institute of Cancer Research is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations. We are a UK charity and member institution of the University of London.

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Studying at the ICR

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See what life is like as a student at The Institute of Cancer Research, the UK’s leading academic research centre.

Studying and training

Share your cancer story

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We always want to hear from people who have a cancer story to share. Get in touch and help raise awareness of our research.

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Research by cancer types

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The ICR conducts research into many different types of cancer, from common cancers such as breast and prostate, to rarer diseases such as rhabdomyosarcoma.

Cancer research

The CRUK Convergence Science Centre

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The ICR and Imperial College London are working together to open up new frontiers in cancer research.

Convergence Science Centre

How we work with industry

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We work in close partnership with industry to take results into the clinic as soon as possible, and make sure our research delivers for cancer patients.

Working with industry

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The Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery

Our state-of-the-art drug discovery centre will enable us to create more and and better cancer drugs