The project gathers 11 European partners and is an European project funded by the European Commission through the 6th Framework Programme for Research and development (FP6-2005-LIFESCIHEALTH-6037390) - www.cordis.lu/fp6
. The sixth framework programme covers community activities in the field of research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) for the period 2002 to 2006. It is a collection of the actions at EU level to fund and promote research.
In addition, KidsCancerKinome gathers the 9 ITCC research laboratories. ITCC (Innovative Therapies for children with cancer - http://www.itcc-consortium.org
) has been set up in 2003. ITCC integrates a clinical and pre-clinical European research framework in paediatric oncology. ITCC biology consists of a consortium of 9 European research laboratories, who have set up a rational step – wise pre-clinical target identification and drug evaluation system to select and prioritize anti-cancer compounds.