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Defeating cancer – whatever form it takes

We conduct research into many different types of cancer - from common cancers such as breast and prostate, to rarer diseases like rhabdomyosarcoma.

Find out more about our latest news and research into different types of cancer. Get an understanding of our expertise in each area, as well as details about our leading researchers and clinical trials.

Bone cancer

Our work on bone cancer focuses on improving patient survival and prognosis. Thanks to our research, we can now detect both high-risk patients and new targets for cancer drugs.

Bone cancer

Bowel cancer

Our researchers are working to deliver real benefits for people with bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer.

Bowel cancer

Brain cancer

Our researchers have been responsible for making some breakthrough discoveries in brain cancer.

Brain cancer

Breast cancer

Learn how the ICR is tackling the most common type of cancer among women, which affects around one in eight women in their lifetime.

Breast cancer

Cervical cancer

Scientists at the ICR have worked on improving imaging technology that helps guide decision-making in surgery, and helped trial new drugs in patients with cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer

Childhood cancers

We are an internationally leading research centre in the study of childhood cancers and cancers in children, teenagers and young adults.

Childhood cancers

Head and neck cancer

We are developing therapies that improve head and neck cancer patients’ quality of life through our research and clinical trials.

Head and neck cancer

Kidney cancer

Our scientists conduct world-class clinical and translational research to benefit kidney cancer patients.

Kidney cancer

Lung cancer

Our scientists are using genetics and artificial intelligence to help identify those at risk of lung cancer and improve treatment.

Lung cancer

Melanoma

ICR scientists are at the forefront of research to better understand the skin cancer melanoma.

Melanoma

Ovarian cancer

Our research has a big impact on ovarian cancer treatment, including better diagnostic and risk testing, development of new drugs and new targeted treatments.

Ovarian cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Our work includes researching which genes are involved in pancreatic cancer and finding new ways of matching treatments to specific types of the disease.

Pancreatic cancer

Prostate cancer

Our wide-ranging programme of prostate cancer research is helping men to live longer, improving their quality of life and increasing cure rates.

Prostate cancer

Sarcoma

We're investigating new approaches to test and treat for sarcomas - rare, aggressive cancers that start in the tissues, such as bone and muscle.

Sarcoma