Imperial Cancer Research UK Centre
The Imperial Cancer Research UK Centre is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London and the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. It brings together scientists, doctors, nurses and educators to enhance multi-disciplinary collaboration to accelerate research advances related to cancer and the translation of these discoveries into the most advanced cancer care to patients. The Imperial Cancer Research UK Centre also works with the local community – including GPs, supporters and local government – through its Local Engagement and Development (LEAD) programme, and fosters the training of the next generation of cancer professionals through its clinical and non-clinical PhD programme.
The Imperial Cancer Centre unites the largest NHS trust in the UK, with world-class research expertise to tackle cancer. It enhances existing collaborations between the different disciplines to conduct the highest quality cancer research and translate cutting-edge research in our embedded academic departments into improved patient care and personalised medicine. The Imperial Cancer Research UK Centre and the Academic Health Science Centre are structured to optimise alignment of services, research and education priorities, encouraging daily communication between clinicians and researchers to translate research from the bench to bedside. The benefit of enhanced infrastructure support, multidisciplinary working, the integrated structure of research and services, and access to increased patient resource will ensure successful delivery of translational research and implementation of the Centre’s vision.
The Imperial Academic Healthcare Science Centre (AHSC) was the first of its kind in the UK. It combines the healthcare expertise of our five hospitals within the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust with the academic excellence of Imperial College, one of the world’s leading universities. Imperial is also a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), one of only five such centres in England, and part of the network of twenty Experimental Cancer Medicines Centres (ECMC) across the UK. Imperial is committed to promoting a unified culture that spans research to patient care across its entire workforce and the Centre continues to enhance this.