The ICR is led by Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman — an expert in cancer drug discovery. We are world leaders in identifying cancer genes, discovering cancer drugs and developing precision radiotherapy. Together with our hospital partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we are rated in the top four centres for cancer research and treatment worldwide.
As well as being as world-class research institute, the ICR is a higher education institution and a college of the University of London. We came top in the league table of university research quality compiled from the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
The ICR has charitable status and relies on support from partner organisations, charities, donors and the general public.