Imagine if you could really make a difference and help to speed up time in the fight against cancer.

DreamLab is a multi-award winning app from the Vodafone Foundation, in partnership with Imperial College London, that uses the collective power of mobile phones to fast track cancer research. Cancer is one of the biggest causes of premature death worldwide, finding answers and treatments through medical research is vital and DreamLab gives ordinary people the extraordinary chance to save lives. DreamLab exists to help find answers quicker and the more people who use DreamLab, the faster it works.

Medical research currently generates huge volumes of health data around the world every day, but access to computing power to crunch and make sense of this data is limited. Your mobile device contains a huge amount of computing power needed to run everything from email to music and video streaming apps, but is mostly dormant while you plug it in to charge overnight. DreamLab harnesses this processing power, of yours and thousands of other mobile phones, to examine such health data to look specifically at how existing drugs can be repurposed to help in the fight against cancer.

DreamLab taps into this invaluable resource to find more effective combinations of drugs that can be tailored to patients to improve treatments and save lives. As a Dreamer, you can even choose which type of cancer research to support - breast, ovarian, prostate or pancreatic - and also select how much mobile data the app uses every month. Just one PC running 24 hours a day would need 300 years to process the data required to complete the project. However, 100,000 smartphones running DreamLab for six hours a night could fast track the job in just three months.

Download the DreamLab app today and start making a difference to lives in the fight against cancer.

Download the DreamLab app, choose a project to support and each time your phone is plugged in, charged and connected to the internet, you’ll be helping to save lives in the fight against cancer.

Charge your phone overnight and while you #SleepLikeAHero, DreamLab taps into its unused processing power to support vital cancer research.

Fight Cancer
Alongside thousands of other DreamLab users, while you sleep you’ll be using your phone to power a virtual supercomputer, capable of processing billions of calculations – and helping fast track research into better ways to fight cancer.

When you plug your phone in and power DreamLab, it downloads tiny parts of a huge research project from the cloud to calculate and sends the results back to the team at Imperial College London. The more people who power DreamLab, the faster we can find the right drugs and treatments to beat cancer. All you need to do is set up DreamLab once and it will get to work each time you plug your phone in and power DreamLab.

We’ve all been touched by cancer. Our best chance of beating it is by working together. To help the fight against cancer and find the drugs and treatments needed to fight it, simply download the app (#) and choose which Project you’d like to support. You can also track the contribution you’ve made and keep up to date with news.

DreamLab supports cancer research globally and is powered by the Vodafone Foundation.

* A compatible handset is required. Downloading DreamLab will consume mobile data. Once downloaded, DreamLab can be used when your device (i) is connected to a charging source and (ii) has mobile network or WiFi connectivity. Mobile data to use DreamLab is free for Vodafone customers on their local Vodafone network. Roaming incurs international rates.

# By downloading, installing or otherwise using the DreamLab application on your device, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions found at If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you should not download, install or otherwise use DreamLab Application.

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

We've added a pilot for the new iOS background ability for the 3D Genome project.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

ilianai ,

Helping in my sleep

My heart goes out to those that have to personally deal with these diseases. I believe together we can do so much more than alone. It’s so amazing that we have something like this that can help scientists speed up their process in discovering new info and medicine that can help in terminating cancer & other diseases, and living happy healthy lives. I’m all for it. Thank you for whoever thought this up and those that helped build and create it, and those that use it! You are wonderful! :)

momofsarcomafighter ,

DreamLab and cancer research

This is your opportunity to harness the capabilities of your little electronic devices when not in use. Help those you love in a real way by contributing all that brain power to solve calculations related to killing cancer cells! It feels good! Momofsarcomafighter

Georget48864 ,

Great app, zero communication

The app is terrific! However, I have tried contacting them via their Feedback email system and I get no reply. I have tried to locate a human to ask some questions and OFFER my support and resources and there is nobody associated with this app. There is no community or forums. No phone number (and this is funded by a phone company!!!). No twitter or other social media account.

Very sad.

They took the time to build this system and tens of thousands of us are giving them free cpu resources and they cannot even be bothered to communicate when people reach out to offer ideas and support.


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