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CancerTools.org is...

a non-profit, global community of cancer researchers, academic institutes and societies, with a shared mission, to accelerate cancer research.

In this collaborative, researchers contribute research tools and share knowledge to deepen our understanding of cancer, and drive innovation within cancer research.

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Our Mission
To create an embracing non-profit, global community of researchers, institutes and societies, to make research tools available from and to cancer researchers around the world, to accelerate cancer discoveries.
Our Vision
To be the foremost, science-led non-profit home of research tools to accelerate cancer research discoveries worldwide.
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The home for your cancer research tools

  • Cancer researchers around the world require research tools to confirm new results and prevent ‘reinventing the wheel’

  • Yet, thousands of these important materials are physically scattered across labs worldwide and are not easily accessible

  • A centralised resource that supports the accessibility of these research materials whilst simultaneously allowing scientists to contribute and acquire them is crucial

    CancerTools.org is here to fulfil this need and become the home for your cancer research tools


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40+ years experience with cancer research tools 

Since the founding body of Cancer Research UK - Imperial Cancer Research Fund - was established in the 20th century, the overarching objective to enhance understanding of cancer has prevailed. This has provided a platform to bring cancer discoveries from the laboratory to the forefront of oncology.

One of the key elements in this direction was the formation of a research tools community within Cancer Research UK – CancerTools.org.    

To date:

  • Tools have been contributed from >175 academic institutes
  • There are over 3000 publications associated with currently available research tools
  • More than £36 million has been shared back into cancer research

making this cancer focused research tools community, the largest of its kind 

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Cancer Research UK 

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. It invests more than £300 million annually into cancer research through funding schemes, conferences, initiatives, resources, and a UK-wide network of research infrastructure across basic, translational, clinical and population research.

    To date Cancer Research UK’s researcher community has:
    Researchers within the Cancer Research UK community
    Nobel prize winners
    Academic publication contributions
    Since the early 1980s:
    New drugs taken into early clinical trials
    New cancer drugs brought to market

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