About us

The CRUK Imperial Centre is part of a national network of 14 Centres, funded by CRUK, which aim to accelerate the progress of lab-based research and discoveries into clinical benefit for cancer patients.

The CRUK Imperial Centre is partnership between Imperial college London, Imperial college Healthcare NHS trust,  Cancer Research UK and Imperial Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC).  The Centre funding was renewed in 2017 with a new mission to emphasise convergence science. The goal of our Centre is to facilitate collaborations between clinicians and biologists with the physical sciences, engineering and mathematics, harnessing our world-leading research across multiple faculties at Impeial. 

 

What we do

As Imperial College London’s Cancer Research hub, we bring together innovative research and technologies, as well as talented researchers from across the college, in a coordinated effort to tackle cancer prevention and cancer treatment. By bringing together our cancer community under one hub, we hope to develop the next generation of technologies, methodologies and therapies and rapidly translate our discoveries into greater patient benefit. In Addition, we are committed to training the next generation of convergence cancer researchers through our PhD Studentship programme.

In the CRUK Imperial Centre we are committed to working with cancer researchers from any and all scientific discipline. If you wish to discuss a research project, potential funding routes, need help finding collaborators or with preparing/reviewing an application, please contact our Translational Research Manager Mark Gurden, who has previous experience in drug discovery and managing research funding at CRUK.

Summary overview of our objectives

Driving research

Driving research


Driving the research agenda at Imperial College London, emphasising multidisciplinary research that uses engineering and technology to address cancer challenges

Supporting community

Supporting community


Supporting the cancer research community, with training and development opportunities, and seed funding for new multidisciplinary projects

Empowering collaboration

Empowering collaboration


Creating opportunities for researchers to come together to learn and collaborate, through events, workshops, and an online cancer research network