Cancer research is fed by disciplines from all horizons of knowledge: medicine and biology of course, but also mathematics and computer science, required to process the data obtained with high-throughput technologies, or physics that allows the development of sophisticated imaging equipment. Human and social sciences can help provide context for cancer, i.e. within a society, an economic system, history, population or in relation to the patient's own psychology.
Cancéropôle Île-de-France's role is to pool cancer research in the Paris region, manage the research network, enable interdisciplinary collaborations, and promote the development of transversal and innovative programmes.
In order to structure the research carried out between the teams listed in the Cancéropôle Ile de France's network, three main areas of research have been identified :