The CMCC represents a unique collaborative platform for cancer researchers associated with Aarhus University Hospital  and other external scientific collaborators.

CMCC is funded by The John and Birthe Meyer foundation and was inaugurated in march 2005 at The INCUBA Science Park, Skejby. CMCC moved to new facilities in december 2008, at the new Department of Molecular Medicine at Aarhus University Hospital. The generous grant was prolonged for five years in june 2009.