Projects funded under the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)
Cancer is a complex disease with multiple causation, complex interactions at the cell, organism but also at population level. At the same time a challenge for interdisciplinary research collaborative from basic to transnational and clinical level to understand better, to integrate scientific expertise from the laboratory to the clinic, to validate new innovative tools for detection and early prognosis, to prevent and cure. The present catalogue includes 108 projects, related to cancer research, includes 1 500 researchers from Europe and beyond who through their research projects participate to... the 'Combating Cancer initiative' part of the EU's combating major diseases research in the Sixth framework programme. These projects are in the forefront of European collaborative research and are currently providing information, progress and achievements on scientific knowledge in cancer research.