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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 5380. If you have an urgent out-of-hours enquiry you can call 07595 963 613.

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 Kolb
Head of Media Relations
0207 153 5582
[email protected]

Claire Hastings
Senior Media Officer
0207 153 5380
[email protected]

Sarah Wells
Media Officer
0207 153 5582
[email protected]

How we can help

Press releases and statements

If you would like to be on our press release distribution list please email Claire Hastings or call 0207 153 5380. Someone from the media team will be in touch to find out more about your requirements.

Finding an expert

The ICR has around 700 researchers working on areas as diverse as cancer genetics, radiotherapy, imaging, drug discovery, structural biology, cancer screening and clinical trials. We also have scientists who specialise in particular types of cancer, such as children’s cancers, lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Please get in touch with the media team if you would like to speak to an expert.

Out-of-hours service

The media office is open from 9:00am until 5.30pm on weekdays. For urgent enquiries out of office hours, at weekends or on bank holidays please call 07595 963 613.

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 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

We have a dedicated social media page that lists all of the various channels which 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 use this platform. You can also find out more about the work of the ICR by following our four separate blogs, including Science Talk: a blog written by members of the Communications team.

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