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Our world-leading cancer research relies on the generosity and dedication of the thousands of individuals, organisations and companies that support our work. Please join them today and help us to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

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Our scientists and clinicians are working daily in our labs – in Chelsea and Sutton, London – to make a real impact on the lives of people with cancer. We have an unrivalled track record in cancer research and world-leading scientists are researching everything from the basic causes of the disease to developing the latest treatments for patients. You can read more about our latest discoveries on our news pages.

Our donors and supporters play a vital role in helping us to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. By running a marathon, donating monthly by Direct Debit, funding a PhD student or supporting us in another way, all our supporters are striving to help us make a difference.

Whether you’ve been affected by cancer, or whether you simply want to further world-leading research, please get involved and support us today.

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We need our donors to help fund a wide range of projects, everything from increasing our understanding of the biology of cancer, through to developing the latest treatments for patients.

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Whether it’s running a marathon, cycling to Paris, walking the Great Wall of China or enjoying our Carols from Chelsea, we have an event that’s perfect for you.

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Video: Jack Walker's head shave to support the ICR!

The ICR's Jack Walker is going the extra mile to support our world-leading cancer research... by having his head shaved for charity! On Giving Tuesday in November 2016, Jack lent his help to fundraise for colleague Jennifer Herbert, who is running the London Marathon to raise money for the ICR's groundbreaking research.


Leave a Legacy

Remembering the ICR in your will is one of the most powerful ways you can make a difference to future generations of cancer sufferers.

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The Discovery Club

The Discovery Club is our high level giving club which asks members to help us drive forward our scientific strategy by making a philanthropic investment in one of several key initiatives.

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Christopher's Smile

Christopher's Smile has raised in excess of £1 million for childhood cancer research. Their funding has been used to support four full-time research positions at The Institute of Cancer Research.

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