GlaxoSmithKline has announced the formation of a consortium comprised of "six internationally-renowned comprehensive cancer centres", three in North Americva and three in Europe.

In forming the Oncology Clinical and Translational Consortium (OCTC), GSK says it will benefit from the partners' expertise in preclinical, translational and clinical development of novel anticancer therapeutics including kinase inhibitors, epigenome modulating compounds and immunotherapies. In return, the centres will have access to studies with GSK's early-stage cancer pipeline "and opportunities to advance the next generation of novel oncology therapeutics".