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Media office

The media office at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, helps journalists with enquiries about our press releases and research, finds experts for comment and provides information to the media about cancer research.

If you would like to contact the media office with an enquiry please call 0207 153 5021 or email [email protected]. If you have an urgent out-of-hours enquiry you can call 07595 963613.

Please note these contact details are for media contacts only. If you are not a journalist, please go to our contacts page for other ways to get in touch.

To contact a specific member of the media team:

Ben Kolbington
Deputy Director - Communications
Head of Media Relations
0207 153 5021
[email protected]


Julia Bakker
Media Manager
0207 153 5396
[email protected]

Gaby Richter
Media Officer
[email protected]


How we can help

Press releases and statements

If you would like to be on our press release distribution list please email Nick Pearson or call 020 3437 7058. Someone from the Media Relations team will be in touch to find out more about your requirements.

Finding an expert

The ICR has around 700 researchers working in areas as diverse as cancer genetics, radiotherapy, imaging, drug discovery, immunotherapy, structural biology, cancer screening, artificial intelligence, and clinical trials.

We also have scientists who specialise in particular types of cancer, such as children’s cancers, bladder cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Please get in touch with the Media Relations team if you would like to speak to an expert.

Out-of-hours service

The media office is open from 9am until 5.30pm on weekdays.

For urgent enquiries out of office hours, at weekends or on bank holidays please call 07595 963613.

Media visits

We are happy to organise visits to the ICR to meet our researchers and see our laboratories, please get in touch with the Media Relations team if you would like to do this.

Broadcast requests

Where possible, we will do our best to facilitate requests for interviews with our experts on site in our laboratories.

Social media

Our social media page lists the channels we use to communicate news and information about the ICR.

We are especially active on Twitter (follow @ICR_London), and most members of the Communications team tweet.


Find out more about the work of the ICR by following our six separate blogs, including Science Talk: a blog written by members of the Communications team.