Top 25 government institutions in cancer research

The table shows the top 25 government institutions ranked by their article share (Share) in cancer research from January 2015 to August 2019. Also listed are each institution's number of cancer articles (Count) from January 2015 to August 2019, and percentage of internationally collaborative articles in cancer research (International articles %) over the period.

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionShare
Jan 2015-
Aug 2019
Jan 2015-
Aug 2019
articles (%)
1Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)China435.501,00137.5%
2National Institutes of Health (NIH)United States of America (USA)361.5892061.3%
3People's Liberation Army (PLA)China94.8732955.6%
4Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)Singapore59.4121281.6%
5Academia SinicaTaiwan36.3011357.5%
7U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States of America (USA)28.7231646.2%
8Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)India27.984938.8%
9Medical Research Council (MRC)United Kingdom (UK)20.886669.7%
10Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain18.717276.4%
11Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)Spain16.9720286.1%
12BC Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC)Canada16.679487.2%
13Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)Czech Republic16.285581.8%
14National Research Council (CNR)Italy15.1410480.8%
15European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)Germany14.5111486.0%
16Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)Austria11.6443100.0%
17Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)South Korea11.494452.3%
18Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)South Korea11.054665.2%
19National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Japan11.023652.8%
20Institute for Basic Science (IBS)South Korea10.746053.3%
21Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)United States of America (USA)9.635349.1%
22National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS)China9.572733.3%
23India Ministry of Science and TechnologyIndia8.73128.3%
24State Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Biology (SKLMMB), CAMS & PUMCChina7.243043.3%
25Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC)Spain6.222684.6%