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Scientific resources

Learn about the range of scientific resources available at the ICR, including canSAR, the Mainstreaming Cancer Genetics programme and the UK Genetic Prostate Cancer Study.

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Resources at the ICR 

The Breakthrough Generations Study

The Breakthrough Generations Study is the world’s largest and most comprehensive study investigating the environmental, behavioural, hormonal and genetic causes of breast cancer.


canSAR is the biggest disease database of its kind anywhere in the world, designed to help researchers make use of data from patients, clinical trials and genetic, biochemical and pharmacological research. 


TGLclinical brings together cutting-edge technology, genomic expertise and expert clinical interpretation, to deliver high quality genetic testing.

UK Genetic Prostate Cancer Study

The UK Genetic Prostate Cancer Study was first established in 1993 and is the largest prostate cancer study of its kind in the UK, involving nearly 189 hospitals.


PhenoPlot is a glyph-based visualisation tool for phenotypic data that allow plotting up to 21 variable simultaneously. PhenoPlot is aimed at data extracted from cellular images but can be used with any numerical data.


Other scientific resources

The European Bioinformatics Institute

The European Bioinformatics Institute provides freely available, molecular biology data for life science researchers.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information

The National Center for Biotechnology Information develops new information technologies to store and analyse data from the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics.

Cancer Genetic Clinical Protocols

Cancer Genetic Clinical Protocols have been developed at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, London.