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World Cancer Day 2018

Sunday 4 February 2018 is World Cancer Day. Every year on World Cancer Day, millions of people unite in the fight against cancer, to show their support and raise vital funds for life-saving research.

Yellow and orange cell graphics with ICR scientist

Our impact 

The Institute of Cancer Research, London is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We have an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.

We also believe it’s essential to work with scientists around the world to help fight the disease and we are committed to collaborating with and speeding up our scientific advances by sharing ideas with partner institutions.

Together with our hospital partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four centres for our cancer research and treatment worldwide.

How you can get involved

Although we are well known for our outstanding cancer research, many people are not aware that we are a charity.

Our donors and supporters play a vital role in helping us to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. We rely on support from partner organisations, charities, donors and the general public to help us make a difference.

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If you’d like to stay up to date with our latest discoveries, sign up now to receive our bi-annual newsletter, Search. In it, you can read about our latest research, our brilliant fundraisers and opportunities to support our work so that we can continue to defeat cancer.

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