Models and Mechanisms Network

The best outcome for every child with cancer requires uniform access to the latest molecular and cellular biology knowledge, technologies, and expertise. The Pediatric Cancer: Models & Mechanisms (PCMM) Network will catalyze connections between researchers across Canada that will advance our understanding of diseases, and enable the design of new therapies and approaches to better detect, diagnose and treat pediatric cancer.

Researchers complete an application form (below) and submit a preclinical research question to the Network (via ). The Governance and Scientific Oversight Committee (GSOC), along with Persons with Lived Experience, will assess the research proposal for alignment with the vision of the Network. Approved applications will proceed to the Bioinformatics core (BIC) to identify preclinical researchers with appropriate expertise from the Network Registry

The PCMM network is supported through the Cancer Biology theme of ACCESS. ACCESS is a pan-Canadian pediatric cancer network advancing childhood cancer experience, science and survivorship. Our network of researchers, healthcare providers, industry leaders and people with lived experience believe in equitable access to scientific advances, diagnostic tools, innovative therapies and supportive care to better health outcomes and quality of life for children with cancer and their families. Visit for more information. Funding provided by Canadian Institutes of Health Research.