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Defeating cancer – whatever form it takes

The The Institute of Cancer Research, London conducts research into many different types of cancer, from common cancers such as breast and prostate, to rarer diseases such as rhabdomyosarcoma.

The pages listed below highlight the latest news about our research into specific types of cancer. They also provide a broad overview of our expertise in each area, as well as provide links to relevant researchers and clinical trials.

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.

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Childhood cancers

The ICR is an internationally leading research centre in the study of childhood cancers and cancers in children, teenagers and young adults.

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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.

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Ovarian cancer

Our research greatly impacts on ovarian cancer treatment, including better diagnostic and risk testing, development of new drugs and new targeted treatments.

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