The network between the Paris Region’s institutions involved in cancer research was created in 2000, before the launch of the first Cancer Plan, and was situated in the context of the creation of a university education structure dedicated to cancer. The Institut Universitaire d’Hématologie (Université Paris Diderot-Hôpital Saint-Louis Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris), the Gustave Roussy institute and the Institut Curie associated themselves, laying the foundation for a Paris Region cancer research network.

In 2004, this network was composed of 7 institutions: it named itself Cancéropôle Île-de-France and adopted a Scientific Interest Group (SIG) structure. In 2007, it became a legal entity and became a Public Interest Group (PIG).

Today, Cancéropôle Île-de-France is composed of 7 members and 14 partners and has been certified by both the INCa, as part of the Cancer Plan, and the Île-de-France Region as a MAI.



  • 16 January 2003 : Guidance commission’s report on cancer stating the need to provide “considerable effort, research efforts, prevention and screening efforts, and treatment efforts including psychological support for cancer sufferers”
  • 24 March 2003 : Cancer Plan 1 launched by the President of the Republic, Jacques Chirac
  • 7 May 2003 : Implementation of the Inter-ministerial Mission for Cancer Prevention
  • October 2004 : Establishment of Cancéropôle Île-de-France’s Scientific Interest Group
  • 7 July 2004 : Creation of INCa, the National Cancer Institute
  • 23 June 2005 : MAI certification by the Île-de-France Region
  • 7 June 2007 : Creation of the Cancéropôle Île-de-France’s Public Interest Group (as a legal entity)
  • 31 May 2011 : The 7 Cancéropôles certified
  • 18 November 2011 : MAI certification renewed by the Île-de-France Region
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