The Institute for Cancer Understanding (ICU) is a companion to A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer and aims to provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions, engage with some of the writers, thinkers, and patients who inspired the production, and to reflect on and share ways in which cancer (as both theme and medical reality) has impacted your lives. We hope that A Pacifist's Guide is something which starts, not finishes, conversations, and knowing that cancer has such an impact on so many lives, we hope the ICU helps further break the silence around illness, vulnerability, death and, of course, The Big C itself.

The ICU was created by Brian Lobel and Complicite, in collaboration with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Web design by Chipp Jansen, films by Simon Eves and design by StudioThreeSixty. It was made possible by support from the Cultural Institute at King's College London, the Wellcome Trust and the National Theatre.