The International Cancer Research Portfolio, or ICRP, represents a database of information on cancer research awards of the cancer funding organizations that comprise the International Cancer Research (ICR) Partners. Created as a means for CSO Partner organizations to share information about current and ongoing cancer research, the ICRP public web site allows the public at-large to view and browse information about research supported by cancer funding organizations in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK). 

What information is included on the ICRP?

Information contained in the ICRP includes research abstracts of awards funded by participating Partner organizations. These awards may be searched by cancer type, by scientific area, by funding organization or by other user selected criteria. Search results typically include only those awards that were active at any time during the last two calendar years. Information about awards that are no longer active is maintained in the ICRP database, and may be searched using the Years List on the Advanced Search Page . The range of archived awards varies for each Partner organization as described below. Likewise, abstracts and related information are updated in accordance with the policies and procedures of each participating Partner organization, as described below:

UK National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)

NCRI data submitted to the ICRP includes the research portfolios of the 15 largest government and charitable cancer research funders in the UK, where the research was active on or after 1 January 2003 and for which the principal investigators’ permission to publish has been obtained. The latest update includes research submitted to NCRI as active on 1 April 2003. Further information about NCRI data included on ICRP can be obtained from the NCRI web site.

US National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Research reported on the ICRP includes research awards funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), an institute for cancer research. A component of the National Institutes of Health, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NCI awards on the ICRP include grants and clinical trials that were funded and ongoing as of October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2003 (FY 2002 and FY 2003), and contracts and intramural projects that were funded and ongoing as of October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 (FY 2002).

US Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs (DOD, CDMRP)

CDMRP/DOD-CDMRP funds research in the areas of Breast, Prostate, and Ovarian Cancers. Information provided on the ICRP includes awards that were active during FY 2000 through FY 2002. These active awards include those that were made in years prior to FY2000. 

American Cancer Society (ACS)

The American Cancer Society is a voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through its community-based efforts within the United States, and by helping to develop cancer societies and strategic collaborations throughout the world. Information provided on the ICRP includes awards that were active at any time from January 2002 through August 2004. 

California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)

The mission of the CBCRP is to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities. Information on the ICRP includes all awards funded by the CBCRP that are currently active or that were active at any time since January 2000. 

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (ONS)

The ONS Foundation strives to generate financial resources to achieve the Oncology Nursing Society mission of promoting excellence in cancer nursing and quality cancer care. Information on the ICRP includes all awards funded by the ONS Foundation since March 2002. For more information on the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, please visit the ONS Foundation website.

Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s largest philanthropy supporting prostate cancer research. PCF’s research portfolio available on the ICRP includes all awards that were active at any time during calendar years 2003 through 2004. For more information on the Prostate Cancer Foundation, please visit the PCF website.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (Komen)

For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Komen’s research portfolio available on the ICRP includes all awards active since April 1, 2003.