A brand-new global hub for cancer research -- with the potential to deliver at least two extra cancer drugs every five years – is due to be established in Sutton.
Lib Dem-run Sutton Council are working with the Institute for Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden to bring this world-class facility, ‘The London Cancer Hub’ to the borough.
The Cancer Hub will include institutions specialising in cancer research, treatment, education and enterprise, bringing together 10,000 scientists, clinical and support staff and creating more than 13,000 jobs.
Cllr Ruth Dombey, Lib Dem Leader of Sutton Council said: “This is an exciting project of international significance.
“The London Cancer Hub will be a world-class centre of medical and scientific excellence at the forefront of cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
“It will help scientists make new drug discoveries and create thousands of employment, business and training opportunities for local people in Sutton -- a tremendous boost for Sutton and also the national economy.
“We are determined to achieve this ambition for London and Sutton and approving this plan is an important next step. We are confident that our key partners can help us deliver the investment and transport infrastructure we need to support this world-leading site.”