Our four foundations
1. People and skills
Talented, brilliant, passionate people lie at the heart of our research strategy. Our plans are ambitious and wide-ranging, and we will recruit and train the brightest and best scientists and clinicians to deliver them.
2. Digital and infrastructure
We are now living in an era of Big Data, with the ability to collect and mine huge amounts of information from the laboratory and from patients, including genomic, imaging and clinical data. We will deliver a step change in our ability to store, share, analyse and integrate Big Data, so that it can give us exciting new insights about cancer.
We will enhance other aspects of our research infrastructure too, so we can support our world-class science with state-of-the-art facilities.
3. Culture and team science
We want to nurture the best possible culture at the ICR and The Royal Marsden: open, equal and collaborative. If we are to defeat cancer, we must make use of all the talented people available to us, and harness their skills and expertise by encouraging them to work together in multidisciplinary teams.
(Photo: Andrew Brookes)
The ICR and The Royal Marsden have worked together in close partnership for more than a century, and our relationship is a crucial ingredient in our successes.
To deliver on our ambitious strategy, we will also build upon our many other existing partnerships, such as our relationships with Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Now and the National Institute for Health and Care Research.
We will create fresh partnerships too, in London, across the UK and globally, and with a wide range of public and private bodies. And we must continue to work in partnership with patients too.
(photo: Andrew Brookes)