What does Institute of cancer research do? Research by cancer types

The ICR conducts research into many different types of cancer, from common cancers such as breast and prostate, to rarer diseases such as rhabdomyosarcoma.

Is the Institute of Cancer Research the same as Cancer Research UK? The ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust are together designated a Cancer Research UK Centre. The centre is a strategic initiative through which Cancer Research UK, the ICR and The Royal Marsden work together on translational and clinical research.

Is ICR part of UCL? Together with our hospital partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we are rated as one of the top centres for cancer research and treatment worldwide. As well as being as world-class research institute, the ICR is a higher education institution and a member institution of the University of London.

How many employees does the Institute of Cancer Research have? 

Institute of Cancer Research
Type Public
Chief Executive Kristian Helin
Administrative staff 1,075 (2011 average)
Students 280 (2019/20)
Undergraduates (2019/20)

What does Institute of cancer research do? – Additional Questions

Who are the competitors of Cancer Research UK?

Cancer Research UK Competitors & Alternatives
Competitor Name Revenue Number of Employees
#1 British Institu N/A 43
#2 Entrepreneurial N/A 134
#3 One Young World N/A 2060
#4 Children with C N/A 49

What is the size of Cancer Research UK?

In the financial year 2021/2022 it included £193m on research projects focusing on specific cancers and £79m on research that underpins all cancers. Here you can explore in more detail how and where we fund research, and how your own work fits in.

Is Cancer Research Institute legitimate?

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is a top-rated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 13-1837442) that upholds the highest standards of fiscal responsibility, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Where is the National Cancer Institute?

Bethesda, Maryland

What NCI means?

NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research.

How is the NCI funded?

NCI receives its budget from the United States Congress as part of the federal budget process through appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services and NIH. The Office of Budget and Finance supports the NCI director and senior NCI staff on budget-related activities.

What is clinical trial NCI?

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) groups serve a vital role in identifying new cancer treatments.

Why was the NCI created?

The National Cancer Act of 1937

Roosevelt, established the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as the federal government’s primary agency to address research and training needs for the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.