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A European Platform for Translational Cancer Research

Objective

Europe has a number of advantages as regards developing translational cancer research, yet there is no clear European strategy to meet the increasing burden posed by cancer. The FP6 Eurocan+Plus project analysed the barriers underlying the increasing fragmentation of cancer research and stressed the need to improve collaboration between basic/preclinical and comprehensive cancer centres (CCCs), institutions in which care and prevention is integrated with research and education. Furthermore, it proposed the creation of a platform of interlinked cancer centres with shared infrastructures and collaborative projects to facilitate rapid advances in knowledge, and their translation into better cancer care.

In response to these challenges and in line with the call, EurocanPlatform will work towards the goal of decreasing cancer mortality by dealing with three main areas of strategic research: prevention, early detection and improved treatments. It will build the necessary resources and know-how for the entire research continuum: basic research, early and late translational research, clinical research, epidemiological research, implementation in care and population based outcome research. There will be a strong focus on discovery-driven translational cancer research in five selected tumours: breast, head-neck, lung, malignant melanoma and pancreatic cancer. Joint structures and programmes for early detection will contribute to optimal treatment, and novel prevention research programmes will integrate prevention activities in clinical cancer centres as well as public prevention. Collaborations will also include molecular pathway-driven clinical research supported by joint structures for omics, biobanking and biomarker validation to support clinical trials aimed at enhancing patient benefits by individualised treatments.

EurocanPlatform is unique in its nature and represents a commitment from cancer centres to join forces and resources in order to fight cancer.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 708 115
Administrative Contact
Maria Von Witting (Ms.)

Participants (27)

INSTITUT CURIE
France
EU contribution
€ 541 022
Address
Rue D'ulm 26
75231 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Corinne Cumin (Ms.)
KRAEFTENS BEKAEMPELSE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 625 688
Address
Strandboulevarden 49
2100 Koebenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julio E. Celis (Prof.)
OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 647 900
Address
Kirkeveien 166 Tarnbygget
0450 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Lise Børresen-Dale (Dr.)
FUNDACION SECTOR PUBLICO ESTATAL CENTRO NACIONAL INVESTIGACIONES ONCOLOGICAS CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 700
Address
C Melchor Fernandez Almagro 3
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dolores Liebanes (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE IRCCS ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DEI TUMORI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 560 300
Address
Via Venezian 1
20133 Milan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Cannarozzo (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 787 705
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Otmar D. Wiestler (Prof.)
INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY
France
EU contribution
€ 479 200
Address
Rue Camille Desmoulins 39
94805 Villejuif
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnauld Forest (Mr.)
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER
France
EU contribution
€ 725 100
Address
150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Olaf Kelm (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 600
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Mr.)
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI ONCOLOGIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 800
Address
Via Filodrammatici 10
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilaria Foti (Ms.)
THE CHRISTIE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 600
Address
Wilmslow Road 1
M20 4BX Manchester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Jones (Dr.)
Orszagos Onkologiai Intezet
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 84 525
Address
Rath Gyorgy Utca 7-9.
1122 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miklós Kásler (Dr.)
STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 869 613
Address
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henri Van Luenen (Dr.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 310 200
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Maximiliaan Marie Eggermont (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 766 700
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
INSTITUT JULES BORDET
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 51 600
Address
Rue Heger Bordet 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Sculier (Mr.)
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 964 456
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Phil Irving (Mr.)
THE INSTITUTE OF CANCER RESEARCH: ROYAL CANCER HOSPITAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 600
Address
Old Brompton Road 123
SW7 3RP London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Binoo Rastogi (Ms.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 69 600
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nelleke Gruis (Dr.)
Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología
Spain
EU contribution
€ 34 200
Address
Beltrán Báguena 8
46009 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Llombart Bosch (Prof.)
"INSTITUTO TUMORI ""GIOVANNI PAOLO II"""
Italy
EU contribution
€ 66 710
Address
Via Orazio Flacco 65
70126 Bari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iris Mannarini (Dr.)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIO ONCOLOGICA DE VALL-HEBRON (VHIO)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 260 333
Address
Calle Nazaret 115-117
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alejandro Piris (Mr.)
ecancermedicalscience AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 307 997
Address
C/o Bruno Wanner Management, Gotthardstrasse 20
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susi Burke (Ms.)
EUROPEAN CANCER ORGANISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 590
Address
Rue Egmont 13
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michel Ballieu (Mr.)
ORGANISATION OF EUROPEAN CANCER INSTITUTES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 122 200
Address
Rue D Egmont 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique De Valeriola (Dr.)
EUROPEAN CANCER PATIENT COALITION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 73 800
Address
Rue Montoyer 40
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Francesco De Lorenzo (Ms.)
EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR RESEARCH AND TREATMENT OF CANCER AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 81 600
Address
Avenue E. Mounier 83
1200 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephane Lejeune (Mr.)