Who we are

The Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre is a partnership between Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK. We facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations between scientists and clinical academics to translate research of the highest quality into patient benefit. We do this by coordinating a series of workshops and establishing a Development Fund to support collaborative research and address scientific problems, bringing together the leaders in these areas to develop new research initiatives.  The CRUK Imperial Centre also trains the next generation of cancer researchers through our PhD Studentships

What we do

  • Drive innovation in research by bringing together interdisciplinary experts
  • Train the next generation of cancer researchers through our PhD studentships 
  • Inform the public and patient groups on research happening in our labs through tours, social medial and the Imperial Festival
  • Ask our patients for input 
  • Improve the environment for cancer patients with bespoke art installations
  • Send our scientists and clinicians to speak to policy makers

What we're researching

Our Centre has a strong focus on breast, ovarian and colorectal cancers with large clinical/academic teams working in these areas. We also have teams working on cancers of unmet need (lung, pancreatic, glioma, oesophageal), have recognised expertise in prostate cancer research (London Movember Centre with the Institute of Cancer Research and UCL), and within the Centre for Haematology, specialise in haemato-oncology.

Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business. We have a strong identity in technological innovation for cancer research and together with the Imperial Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC), are working to translate innovation into improved diagnosis and treatment for people with cancer.