On Monday I went to visit the Institute of Cancer Research, London Cancer Hub based in Sutton.

dsc05601I went to discuss their plans for the London Cancer Hub and the development of their new research strategy.

The ICR recently unveiled plans for the London Cancer Hub, a world leading life-sciences campus specialising in cancer research, treatment, education and enterprise. The initiative, based in Sutton, will potentially create more than 13,000 jobs and will deliver at least two extra cancer drugs every five years.

I met with Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman, to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face as they look to grow and expand their presence in Sutton.dsc05595

I also went on a tour of the labs to check out some of the cutting edge research they are undertaking on the site.

The plans the ICR have for world leading facility based here in Sutton are very exciting indeed. It would make it the largest employer in the Borough by far and put Sutton on the map as the home of cutting edge cancer research.

I look forward to supporting them in their future endeavours and seeing how they continue to contribute positively not only to Sutton, but to the fight against cancer worldwide.