The ICR is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. It provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, discovered many of the early chemotherapies, and helped lay the foundation for modern immunology and immunotherapy. Today, it is a world leader at discovering cancer drugs, identifying cancer genes and developing precision radiotherapy.
The London Borough of Sutton is a dynamic local authority that is leading the way in developing new investment opportunities to benefit its residents and businesses. It is located in Outer London and forms part of the South London sub-region. Covering an area of 43 km2 and containing 1,500 acres of open space, it is one of the greenest boroughs in London with some of the best schools in the country. A range of arts, culture and entertainment activities and a vibrant economy all contribute towards a lively and successful environment.
The Mayor's role as the executive of London's strategic authority is to promote economic development and wealth creation, social development, and improvement of the environment.
The Royal Marsden opened its doors in 1851 as the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. Today, together with its academic partner, the ICR, it is one of the world’s leading and most comprehensive cancer centres, treating more than 50,000 NHS and private patients every year.