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The Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a leading cancer research centre in Europe and strives to achieve a fully integrated cancer research pathway. The Centre's research is an integral part of the King's Health Partners – a collaboration between Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts and King’s College London.

The Centre’s mission is to combine first class clinical care with groundbreaking research to bring direct benefits to patients and those further afield. Staff in the Centre and associated NHS partner hospitals foster a culture of innovation in cancer patient care through multidisciplinary research excellence. Research focuses on haemato-oncology, breast cancer biology, epidemiology, cancer cell biology and palliative care.

Research teams are developing alternative and individualised patient care options, including clinical trials and palliative care programmes designed to optimise quality of life, as well as rigorously quantifying benefits for patients.

Associated Schools, Departments and Groups within King's

  • School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
  • Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics

External funding bodies, collaborators and networks

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Designated centre for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Network of Core Institutions.


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Member of the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) and accreditation as an OECI Comprehensive Cancer Centre in process.

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