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Centre for Global Oncology

Our aim is to promote cancer research, training, fundraising and infrastructure building in low and middle income countries. The Centre for Global Oncology is a virtual research centre at the ICR and our partner hospital, The Royal Marsden.

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What we do

We connect researchers in low and middle income with their counterparts in high-income countries to enhance research activities globally. Our aim is to share resources and learning with researchers in low-middle income countries to explore ways to adopt innovative cancer research approaches.

Our aims

Our two main aims are as follows:

  • Cancer research, training and infrastructure building in low and middle income countries.
  • Molecular and genetic profiling for prevention, early detection, and treatment.

We will achieve those aims by:

  • Developing quality biobanks for cancer samples, including tissues and liquid biopsies.
  • Building quality data science hubs between low and middle income countries and the ICR.

The types of cancer we research

We research:

  • colorectal cancers
  • pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers
  • prostate cancer
  • head and neck cancers
  • breast cancer
  • lung cancer.


Dr Anguraj Sadanandam is the Director of the Centre for Global Oncology.

Dr Maggie Cheang is Head of Clinical Informatics at the centre.

External research activities

Ongoing projects across the ICR are responding to the need to engage in cancer research across low and middle income countries.

External research activities