Top 50 NPO/NGO institutions in cancer research

The table shows the top 50 NPO/NGO 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 (%)
1Helmholtz Association of German Research CentresGermany98.3758881.0%
2Max Planck SocietyGermany79.2230972.5%
3Scripps ResearchUnited States of America (USA)74.8315646.8%
4Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)United States of America (USA)52.2221261.3%
5The Francis Crick InstituteUnited Kingdom (UK)48.7416581.2%
6Wellcome Sanger InstituteUnited Kingdom (UK)42.8518487.0%
7Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)Spain39.8213571.9%
8Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)United States of America (USA)35.4210660.4%
9Cancer Research UK (CRUK)United Kingdom (UK)30.1712078.3%
10Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP)United States of America (USA)30.1510967.0%
11Leibniz AssociationGermany29.6712368.3%
12The Wistar InstituteUnited States of America (USA)26.188742.5%
13Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk)United States of America (USA)25.916154.1%
14Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)Belgium21.8513389.5%
15Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)Australia18.8811075.5%
16Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS)China18.476728.4%
17La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI)United States of America (USA)17.614879.2%
18Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)United States of America (USA)16.3710050.0%
19QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteAustralia15.4011194.6%
20Curie InstituteFrance14.888763.2%
21Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)Russia14.818093.8%
22Cancer Research Center of Marseille (CRCM)France14.715989.8%
23MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM)United Kingdom (UK)14.206283.9%
24Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer CenterUnited States of America (USA)13.9111847.5%
25Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC)France12.924379.1%
26Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research San Diego BranchUnited States of America (USA)12.494971.4%
27Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC)Italy11.739088.9%
28Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL)Spain11.727187.3%
29Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)Canada11.408175.3%
30Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchAustralia11.204778.7%
31DKFZ-ZMBH AllianceGermany10.663363.6%
32LabEx DEVweCANFrance10.646182.0%
33Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR)Japan10.253455.9%
34Subcellular Structure and Cellular Dynamic (CDC)France10.033464.7%
35Stowers Institute for Medical ResearchUnited States of America (USA)9.662259.1%
36Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)Switzerland9.452676.9%
37Cancer (
38The Jackson LaboratoryUnited States of America (USA)9.424866.7%
39Van Andel Research Institute (VAI)United States of America (USA)9.075068.0%
40Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)Netherlands9.075377.4%
41Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro Onlus (FPRC)Italy9.023884.2%
42Cluster of Excellence - Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CiPS-M), LMUGermany8.994671.7%
43Bose InstituteIndia8.261533.3%
44Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC Toronto)Canada8.254185.4%
45Oncode InstituteNetherlands8.224872.9%
46Pasteur InstituteFrance8.186076.7%
47Institute of Research on Cancer and Aging in Nice (IRCAN)France8.143287.5%
48Innovation Center for Cell Signaling NetworkChina8.062556.0%
49Cluster of Excellence - Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), UoCGermany7.455168.6%
50Institute of Health Sciences (IHS), SIBS CAS / SJTUSMChina7.433658.3%