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Our Mission

The Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) is an independent charity whose aim is to support fundamental research by eminent and promising scientists throughout the world, into the causes and prevention of cancer.

Our emphasis is on basic, as opposed to clinical research.  Although we will consider proposals in which a mixture of basic and clinical research is proposed, completely clinical applications, such as intervention studies, clinical trials or health care delivery research, are beyond the remit of AICR. 

AICR supports fundamental research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.

Before submitting applications of a clinical nature, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact AICR for advice.


"AICR is a funding agency without borders. It funds the best scientific research no matter where in the world it is undertaken."

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Professor Wayne Phillips, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne


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