Institute of Cancer Research

From its foundation in 1909 as a small research department of the Royal Marsden Hospital, the ICR has grown to become one of the world’s foremost independent cancer research organisations.

Our vision:

Is that people may live their lives free from the fear of cancer as a life threatening disease.

Our mission:

Is to relieve human suffering by pursuing excellence in the fight against cancer through:

  • Research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and methods of treatment of cancer
  • Education and advanced training of medical and scientific staff
  • Treatment and care of the highest quality for cancer patients
  • Attraction and development of resources to the optimum effect