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The London Cancer Hub

The London Cancer Hub is a collaboration between The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the London Borough of Sutton, with the support of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and the Greater London Authority.

Based in Sutton, south London, The London Cancer Hub will potentially create more than 13,000 jobs and will enhance the discovery of new cancer treatments.

This page collects together recent news and information regarding developments relating to The London Cancer Hub. Find out more information, including an overview of the eight key aims of the project on The London Cancer Hub website.


Quarterly news and updates about The London Cancer Hub in Sutton.


Major investment to transform UK’s leading cancer campus

A new multimillion investment is to drive forward development of The London Cancer Hub – boosting efforts to turn it into the world’s leading life-science campus focused on overcoming cancer.

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The London Cancer Hub: the story so far

Henry French introduces the latest developments at The London Cancer Hub, a major regeneration project in Sutton, south London, which aims to develop the world’s leading cancer-specialist life-science campus.

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ICR hails £350m tender as ‘major milestone’ for London Cancer Hub

The ICR has welcomed the launch of a £350 million tender to find a commercial development partner for The London Cancer Hub as a major milestone in turning the vision for the project into reality.

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Land deal completes multimillion pound investment to make London Cancer Hub a reality

January 2019: Plans to develop a world-leading cancer research hub in south London have taken a major step forward with the completion of the final stage in a £30 million investment in land.

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Deal doubles land purchased for new London Cancer Hub

February 2018: A new £14.1 million investment sets the stage for a site in Sutton, south London, to become the world’s leading hub for cancer research and treatment.

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£14m investment marks first step towards new London Cancer Hub

March 2017: Ambitions to create the world’s leading hub for cancer research and treatment have taken an important first step forward as the London Borough of Sutton invests £14 million in NHS land needed to develop the site.

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Video: Mayor of London learns about latest plans for The London Cancer Hub

November 2016: After opening the groundbreaking new MR Linac radiotherapy machine at The Royal Marsden, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited the ICR to tour a laboratory with our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman, and learn more about plans for The London Cancer Hub.


Government awards Sutton Council £300,000 to support development of the London Cancer Hub

November 2016: Sutton Council has been awarded £300,000 by the Government to support the London Cancer Hub Partnership — via

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London Cancer Hub cited in report on innovation districts in capital

April 2016: A report into London’s new knowledge economy highlights plans for The London Cancer Hub as a prime example of an ‘innovation district’.

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Our roadmap for The London Cancer Hub

February 2016: The roadmap document outlining plans for The London Cancer Hub.

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Plans unveiled for The London Cancer Hub – the UK’s new global centre for cancer research and treatment

February 2016: A new global hub for cancer research and treatment is to be established in London with the aim of accelerating the discovery of new treatments.

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