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Oncology Network

The NC3Rs funds research into tumour biology, the tumour microenvironment, metastasis, cancer treatment and drug resistance and the refinement of oncology research procedures. Models in our oncology portfolio include microphysiological systems, stem cell models, computational tools and imaging techniques. The Oncology Network aims to bring researchers from academia and industry together to promote dialogue and information exchange, support the formation of new collaborations and share technologies to maximise the scientific and 3Rs impacts of oncology models. 

We encourage researchers from academia and industry to join the Network. Researchers from all career stages are welcome and you do not need to have received NC3Rs funding to join. If you have any questions about the Oncology Network or would like to discuss using models developed with NC3Rs funding in your oncology research please contact Dr Rachel Eyre ( 

Member benefits  

Through the Oncology Network we will host activities specifically designed to encourage collaborations and transfer of models between researchers in academia and industry. Joining the Network will enable you to: 

  • Receive email updates highlighting new models for use in oncology research.
  • Attend Network meetings where we will bring oncology researchers from industry and academia together to share models and stimulate collaborations. 
  • Provide feedback on how the NC3Rs can help best support the oncology research community. 

Learn more about oncology projects funded by the NC3Rs, find funding opportunities and view NC3Rs resources useful for oncology researchers developing 3Rs models.

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The Oncology Network is managed by Dr Rachel Eyre. Contact Rachel with any queries about the Network or to discuss using NC3Rs models in your research.

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Oncology Network

Attend the Oncology Network launch event

Join us at the launch event, 20 May 2024, to become a member of the Network and learn about collaborative opportunities in oncology research.

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Please read our Network membership policy for more information about the Oncology Network remit. If you are unable to attend the launch event you can sign up to become an Oncology Network member