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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.

Sir Richard Doll building in Sutton

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.

Toby Robins Research Centre

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.

Cancer Therapeutics Centre

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.

Cancer Evolution Centre

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.

Cancer Evolution Centre

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.

Clinical Trials Unit

Department of Data Science

The Department of Data Science is a cross-divisional department that focuses on the application of computational approaches, machine learning and artificial intelligence to address key questions in translational cancer research.

Data Science