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 attein common goals. The key activities are tumour banks and the services that support large scale research in genomics and proteomics. The network has mobilised a significant number of researchers in the area of cancer that unite their efforts to pursue high caliber 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.