Cancer is a critical health issue for the UK population and presents a key focus for the tripartite mission of the AHSC over the next five years.
Imperial College AHSC will translate the investment already made in cancer research into better care for patients.
Through initiatives such as the Cancer Genomes Medicine Centre, cutting-edge informatics research at Imperial College London will be used to inform effective treatment pathways for each patient, resulting in personalised treatment outcomes for patients at the Trust.
There are key opportunities to build local partnerships with treatment providers and integrate next-generation research into educational opportunities for healthcare professionals and world-leading care for cancer patients.
Research & Treatment Centres
- Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre integrates core biological cancer expertise with surgical technology, imaging, engineering, chemistry, computing and physics to evaluate new technologies.
- Imperial Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre funded by CRUK and the NIHR is developing novel imaging, biomarker and therapeutic approaches for cancer, with a particular focus on reversing drug resistance and aiding personalised treatments.
- The Clinical Genome Informatics Facility provides computational analysis of clinical genomics data. The Facility supports clinical sequencing projects including personalised management of cancer, the development of diagnostic for inherited lipid disorders and mutation detection in renal and haematological disorders.
- Francis Crick Institute. Imperial College London is a partner in the new Francis Crick Institute, an interdisciplinary medical research consortium of six of the UK’s most successful scientific and academic organisations. By combining multi-disciplinary, specialist knowledge with expertise and resources, the Institute will contribute to the knowledge of disease development and ways to prevent and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases. The College is committed to placing clinical academics at the Institute, with a clinical base in the Trust.
- Maggie’s Cancer Centre, the first of its kind in England, opened on the Charing Cross site in 2008. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.