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Centres and initiatives

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, works in partnership with funders to deliver a number of major centres and initiatives, focused on key strategic priorities. Some of these are housed within individual research divisions, while others cut across several divisions and help drive collaboration between them.

Featured centres

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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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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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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Cancer Research Centre of Excellence

A strategic partnership between Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research.

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