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Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre is a partnership between Imperial College London, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, The Royal Marsden NHS  Foundation Trust and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a science-based university. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to ensuring excellence in research and education in its core academic disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business.

The AHSC encompasses the Imperial College Faculties – in Medicine, Natural Sciences, Engineering and the Business School.

The Faculty of Medicine is one of Europe’s largest medical schools, with 450 academic staff and 1,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students (2018/19).   Ranked third in Europe and fourth in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations. Its mission is to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

A college of the University of London, the ICR is the UK’s top-ranked academic institution for research quality, and provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction.

The ICR has an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. It is a world leader at identifying cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Through its unique partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach, it is rated in the top four centres for cancer research and treatment globally.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country with more than one million patient contacts each year and over 13,000 staff  and a long track record in research and education, influencing clinical practice nationally and worldwide. It has five hospital sites: Charing Cross HospitalHammersmith HospitalQueen Charlotte’s & Chelsea HospitalSt Mary’s Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital  and a growing number of community services.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Marsden opened its doors in 1851 as the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer. It has an international reputation for groundbreaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies

Together with its academic partner, ICR, it is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe treating over 50,000 NHS and private patients every year.  The partnership also hosts the only National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre solely focused on Cancer.

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing hospital trusts in the UK. In addition to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, it provides award winning HIV and sexual health services in the community.  

It hosts the National Institute for Health Research North West London Applied Research Collaboration in partnership with Imperial College London. CW Innovation, a joint venture with the hospital charity, CW+, supports the Trust’s portfolio of innovation projects.