If we are going to defeat cancer, we can’t stand still — it takes fresh thinking, cutting-edge ideas, technologies and unique approaches to overcome such a complex disease. Our scientists have already found completely new ways to target cancer, but there is so much more that we can do.
The ICR discovers more new cancer drugs than any other academic centre in the world, and we intend to build on this momentum.
We will lead an ambitious programme of drug discovery that will create new treatments that anticipate cancer’s next steps and block its evolutionary escape routes. We will harness the body’s own immune defences to recognise cancer and fight it. And we will pinpoint cancers within the body using advanced scans so that we can hit them more precisely with high-tech radiotherapy and ultrasound treatments.
We will use these approaches together in innovative combinations as we work towards achieving long-term survival and cure.