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Centres at the ICR

The ICR houses a series of research centres which draw upon our excellent pool of scientists and facilities to produce world-class cancer research. The centres cover a diverse range of fields including cancer evolution, imaging, tumour profiling and clinical trials.

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Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre

The Breast Cancer Now Research Centre receives most of its funding from its parent charity Breast Cancer Now, and was opened in 1999 by Breast Cancer Now's Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Cancer Research UK Cancer Imaging Centre

Bringing our imaging experts together under one roof in our new centre could help us develop better ways of imaging, diagnosing and treating cancer.

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Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit

The Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit is the largest academic cancer drug discovery and development group worldwide, covering every aspect of new drug discovery and development.

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Centre for Cancer Imaging

The new Centre for Cancer Imaging will use cutting-edge imaging techniques to understand cancer’s development and response to treatment – as a means of accelerating the discovery of new therapies.

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Centre for Evolution and Cancer

The Centre for Evolution and Cancer will apply Charles Darwin’s principle of natural selection within ecosystems to our understanding of why we develop cancer and why it is so difficult to treat.

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Clinical Trials and Statistical Unit

The ICR Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU) leads the design, conduct and analysis of phase II and III national and international cancer clinical trials. Our findings directly influence clinical practice within the NHS and worldwide.

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Tumour Profiling Unit

By working with clinicians and scientists to divide tumour types into genetic subgroups, the Tumour Profiling Unit helps to improve clinical outcomes for patients with these specific tumours.

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