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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.

  • Our research

    At the ICR we are researching how to treat the differences between cancers – an approach known as personalised medicine.

    About our research
  • Our students

    The ICR is a college of the University of London, and educating and training the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians is a core part of our mission.

    Study at the ICR
  • Our fundraising

    Our donors and supporters play a vital role in helping researchers at the ICR to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

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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.

Our history of achievements

For more than 100 years, the ICR has been pioneering discoveries into cancer and its treatment.

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Annual Report

The Annual Report and Accounts provides the ICR's accounts for the end of each financial year.

Read our 2015 Annual Report

Policy and factsheets

The ICR has outlined its position on a number of policy issues in scientific and medical research.

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