Sharing resources allows members to advance research. When it comes to discovering a cure for cancer, there’s strength in numbers. The University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Shared Resources Programs provides University of Illinois at Chicago investigators with access to institutional core research facilities clustered into four primary divisions: genome research; bioanalytics, biophysics, and cytomics; scientific imaging and nanotechnology; and research support (https://rrc.uic.edu/cores). The cores within each division are managed like a small business under the umbrella of the Research Resources Center (RRC) and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. A reasonable fee-for-service recharge is collected from scientists to offset the cost of services, equipment, reagents, and technical support. The cores are also the benefactor of significant support from the State of Illinois, UIC, colleges, departments, the UI Cancer Center, and additional centers that ultimately reduces user fees and helps to maintain availability of state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical expertise to scientists at UIC. The UI Cancer Center supports specific Shared Resources inherent within the RRC that provide cutting-edge technologies and expert consultation and training critical to the success of the research conducted by Cancer Center members. All UI Cancer Center members have access to these Shared Resources that are subsidized in part by funding from the UICC, the National Cancer Institute and by awards from the National Institutes of Health and other sponsors, Minshall said. Members not only have access to facilities at UIC, but also, as a partner of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC), to core facilities at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. The CBC’s mission is to accelerate discovery that will transform biomedical research and improve the health of mankind. Many UICC members have been benefactors of seed funds from the CBC.