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The Royal Marsden partnerships

The ICR works in close partnership with our hospital partner The Royal Marsden across several centres to take the results of our research rapidly into the clinic, with the aim of developing better treatments for cancer patients.

A nurse and patient at the Royal Marsden Hospital

Biomedical Research Centre

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at The Royal Marsden and the ICR is the only BRC to specifically focus on cancer. Its aim is to drive pioneering, translational and clinical research.

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Centre for Molecular Pathology

This centre is a collaborative initiative between The Royal Marsden the ICR that aims to identify the molecular mechanisms that drive cancers and to target them with a new generation of treatments.

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Drug Development Unit

The Drug Development Unit was opened in February 2005 as a joint unit of the ICR and The Royal Marsden. In 2011, at the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre Network quinquennial review, the unit was given a rating of ‘outstanding’ for past work and future plans.

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Joint Department of Physics

The Joint Department of Physics conducts and translates research and development of medical physics into clinical practice. It is a collaboration of academic and clinical staff from the ICR and The Royal Marsden.

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