The Institute of Cancer Research (the ICR) is a cancer research university located in London, United Kingdom and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It was founded in 1909 as a research department of the Royal Marsden Hospital and joined the University of London in 2003. It has been responsible for a number of breakthrough discoveries, including that the basic cause of cancer is damage to DNA. Together with the Royal Marsden Hospital the ICR forms the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, and was ranked first amongst all British higher education institutions in the Times Higher Education 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Table of Excellence. In addition to its research activities the ICR provides both taught postgraduate degree programmes and research degrees and currently has around 340 students. It occupies two sites, one in Chelsea in Central London and one in Sutton in southwest London, and had a total income of £85.4 million in 2010/11, of which £50.5 million was from research grants and contracts.


Some content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed

New 3D structure could lead to future drugs against cancer

A team of scientists has created a three-dimensional map showing how a small molecule with anticancer properties—called spliceostatin—can promote the killing of cancer cells. This fundamental discovery could ultimately ...

New 3-D structure of RNA polymerase III could lead to new treatments

Scientists have created a three-dimensional map of a complex of molecules that plays a fundamental role in life—and which when it goes wrong is linked to increased sensitivity to viral infections and neurodegenerative diseases.

page 1 from 2