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World Cancer Day 2018

Sunday 4 February 2018 was 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 

We are one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with a record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.

In 2017 we were recognised with the highly prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for our outstanding contribution to the discovery of new cancer drugs.

We 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

As well as being a renowned cancer research institution, we are also a charity and rely on support from partner organisations, charities, donors and the general public to help us make a difference.

Our donors and supporters play a vital role in helping us to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. 

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