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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.

  • Poem on a pill

    Newly appointed Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has written a poem that eloquently expresses the magnitude of our ambition to outsmart cancer.

    Read the poem
  • Philanthropy

    Our awe-inspiring research, is made possible by an extraordinary community of generous donors, which includes individuals, trusts and foundations and charity partners.

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  • Welcome to the ICR

    Find out about what motivates our scientists and fundraisers, the impact our research has on people living with cancer and the importance of funding our vital cancer research.

  • Appeals

    Choose which of our priority areas you would like to support.

    Our appeals
  • Take part

    Take part in an event or challenge of a lifetime, or do your own thing to support our work.

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  • Meet our supporters

    Read the inspirational stories behind why our supporters choose the ICR.

    Supporter stories
  • Cancer's last note

    We have teamed up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) to create an ‘unfinished symphony’ for cancer research – to raise funds to complete a revolutionary new research building.

    Watch the video

Our scientists and clinicians are working in our labs to make a real impact on the lives of people with cancer. We have an an unrivalled track record in cancer and our world-leading scientists are researching everything from the causes of the disease to developing new cancer treatments for patients.

Our donors and supporters play a vital role in helping us make the discoveries that defeat cancer. By taking part in an event, giving a donation or supporting us in another way, it all helps us make a difference.

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

Get involved

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

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Childhood leukaemia

Our latest research shows that within the next decade, we can make acute lymphoblastic leukaemia preventable. Your support will help us make this disease a thing of the past.

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DNA appeal

Donate today and help us to understand the ways cancers grow and evolve, so we can transform cancer treatment.


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.

Leave a Legacy

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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PhD studentships

Applications for our main PhD recruitment round have opened. We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research. The deadline for applications is 17 November.

ICR values

Our values – developed together as an organisation – make it clear how each and every one of us work to meet our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

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.