The RRCancer is one of the thematic networks of the FRQS. One of its objectives is to participate in the scientific community’s effort to improve the detection and the treatment of cancer. Resource optimization offers a stimulating environment for dynamic and organized research. The interaction between different oncological disciplines and researchers favours collaboration and large multicentric projects, as well as privileged partnerships with the QBCF, BRC, TFRI, OCC, ProCure and CTRNet.
RRCancer favours multidisciplinary cancer research in both fundamental and clinical sciences. The network is based on our researcher’s desire to work together to prevent cancer and improve therapeutic strategies, all the while continuing the crucial task of training new specialists and graduate students.
The primary objective of the Cancer Research Network of the FRQS is to allow Quebec researchers to have at their disposal a strong infrastructure that will support their combined efforts to attain common goals. The key activities are tumour banks and the services that support large scale research in genomics and proteomics. The network has mobilized a significant number of researchers in the area of cancer that unite their efforts to pursue high calibre multidisciplinary research. The network strives to maximize the interaction that will have a significant impact on the health of patients with cancer. These interactions between different specialists and the development of new therapies are the activities that define the mission of the cancer network.