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How philanthropy supports our cancer research

Philanthropy has played a key role in the progress we have made over the years and there are many opportunities to play a part in the future of cancer research.

We are proud of the relationships we have built up over many years with both individuals and philanthropic organisations, and would be delighted to speak with you about how we can help realise your philanthropic goals.

Dr Sarah Benafif, ICR at a Philanthropy Special Event

Working with philanthropists

We work closely with individuals and family offices who are passionate about making a huge impact on cancer research and transforming lives. 

By developing long-term relationships with donors, we offer the opportunity to see our work first-hand by meeting our scientists and clinicians, who will help you understand how your gift is changing the face of research into new cancer treatments and tackling drug resistance.

Contact Hannah Joyce  Read our philanthropy stories

Trusts, foundations and charity partners

Our dedicated team works closely with trusts, foundations and charity partners who play an important role in enabling our state-of-the-art infrastructure. From investing in cutting-edge technology to innovative research projects at our sites in Chelsea and Sutton, your support is critical to our world leading cancer research.

Your investment supports our work by providing funds that are directed to cancer research projects matching a specific area of interest or tumour type, or where the priority is greatest. 

Contact Thomas Bland  Read our donor stories

This year, our key priorities are:

  • Improving the outlook for people with cancers of unmet need

    Some cancer types, such as sarcoma, childhood and pancreatic cancer, are harder to treat and survive.  As a charity and university, we have a special responsibility to research cancers of unmet need. Please help us to invest in the scientists and equipment they need to open fresh avenues for research and treatment.
  • Investing in the latest technology to defeat cancer

    Rapid advances in technology mean we must constantly invest in the latest equipment for our research, to give us the best chance of defeating cancer. Whether a new microscopy system to analyse 3D tumour models, or sequencing machines to understand the genetics of individual cancer cells, the cost of technology can reach hundreds of thousand of pounds every year.
  • Training the cancer research leaders of the future

    The ICR Studentships Awards enable us to develop the very best young scientists and clinicians through the various stages of their training, from doctoral studentships to their first team leader positions.

Meet the team

We would love to speak to you about how you can help make a difference to the ICR's work and patients’ lives today.

Thomas Bland, Deputy Director of Development (Trusts and Corporates)

Thomas Bland, Deputy Director of Development (Trusts and Corporates)

Tel : +44 208 7224 200 

Email Tom


Hannah Joyce, Deputy Director of Development (Philanthropy)

Hannah Joyce, Deputy Director of Development (Philanthropy)

Tel: +44 207 1535 298 

Email Hannah 

How you can support us from overseas

We would be delighted to speak with you about your philanthropic aims, and discuss how you can enjoy the tax benefits on your donation available in your country of residence:

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