Georgios Christodoulou

Dear The Institute of Cancer Research,

Is it possible to have access to the reports of your cancer research please.

Yours faithfully,

Georgios Christodoulou

foi, The Institute of Cancer Research

Dear Mr Christodoulou,

Thank you for your email to The Institute of Cancer Research, London, requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response below:

Details about research are available on the website here:

https://www.icr.ac.uk/our-research/about...

The Annual Reports are available here:

https://www.icr.ac.uk/about-us/how-we-ar...

I trust this satisfies your request.

If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask The Institute to conduct a review of this decision. To do this, please contact the Information Governance Manager in writing using this email address, describe the original request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address for correspondence. You should submit your complaint as soon as possible and within 2 months of receiving this response.

Regards

The ICR Freedom of Information Office

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Georgios Christodoulou

Dear foi,

Unless we are mistaken, you have provided a link to your policy statement.

We cannot see any Reports.

Please confirm if you have found any cures for cancer to date.

Yours sincerely,

Georgios Christodoulou

foi, The Institute of Cancer Research

The research is published amongst a host of different academic journals, many of which are available publicly. The ICR Publications Repository is a searchable database of research published at this institution; the full text of the research articles may be available via the attachment to each publication, or from the “Version of record” link:

https://repository.icr.ac.uk/

I trust this satisfies your request.

Regards
The ICR Freedom of Information Office

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Georgios Christodoulou

Dear foi,

Please kindly simply confirm or otherwise that a cure for cancer has been discovered, or not.

Thank You.

Yours sincerely,

Georgios Christodoulou

foi, The Institute of Cancer Research

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research organisations, with a track record of achievement dating back more than a hundred years. Our research has contributed to advances in cancer treatment which have benefited numerous patients around the world.

Cancer research has been very successful at driving up survival rates. In England and Wales, the proportion of patients surviving cancer has doubled since the 1970s, while more recently median cancer survival has increased from five years to 10 years over less than a decade. But many cancers remain challenging to treat, especially when they have spread from the initial tumour site. No single cure exists for all types of cancer. We now know that cancers tend to be genetically diverse and to adapt and evolve dynamically, so we would expect them to be eventually defeated through a wide variety of different treatments or treatment combinations, rather than by a single, catch-all cure.

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) will continue to carry out world-leading research into many different types of cancer, and to make these findings publicly available so they can contribute as quickly and effectively as possible to advances in treatment.

I trust this satisfies your request.

Regards

The ICR Freedom of Information Office

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Georgios Christodoulou

Dear foi,

We note your statements.

However, you have not confirmed if any form of cancer now has a cure, due to your research.

Please therefore kindly confirm what, if any, cures for cancer, are now available as a direct result from your research.

Yours sincerely,

Georgios Christodoulou

foi, The Institute of Cancer Research

We feel that we have provided the answer to your enquiry in the previous responses and can go no further with the request.

To summarise below, the research at this institution has helped to drive up survival rates. In the future, we would expect cancer to be eventually defeated through a wide variety of different treatments or treatment combinations, rather than by a single, catch-all cure.

If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask The Institute to conduct a review of this decision. To do this, please contact the Information Governance Manager in writing using this email address, describe the original request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address for correspondence. You should submit your complaint as soon as possible and within 2 months of receiving this response.

Regards

The ICR Freedom of Information Office

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Georgios Christodoulou

Dear The Institute of Cancer Research,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of The Institute of Cancer Research's handling of my FOI request 'Research Documents'.

My FOI request has not been answered.

Kindly confirm which section of the Act permits you not to answer our specific FOI request; as we will need this information before we refer our case to the Information Commissioner's Office to investigate.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Georgios Christodoulou