Cancer is already the second leading cause of death in India. But with an aging population and changes in diet and lifestyle, the incidence of cancer in India is expected to double in the next 10 years to about 2m cases a year. To help address this critical issue, a partnership was established in 2005 between Oxford University and six leading cancer centres in India, the INDOX (INDia-OXford) Cancer Research Network. INDOX has established itself as India’s leading academic oncology network. Though the funding has run out, the established links and projects through the network are still maintained to find out further prospectives of research areas in oncology.