The Institute for Oncology is one of six research institutes of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.
The Institute for Oncology was founded to enhance coordination and to strengthen clinical, translational and basic research in oncology and oncology-related topics. Built on the tradition and strong reputation of existing research groups, the Institute operates in close association with the clinical service for patients with cancer under the umbrella of the Radboud University Medical Centre for Oncology.
Research is organized in five themes, the basic principles of which are:
- Research is patient-centred and related to patient care.
- Research is arranged in themes, which are multidisciplinary and offer extra value when compared to existing structures.
- Close collaboration with the other research institutes, such as NCMLS and NCEBP, is considered as very important.
The Institute for Oncology aims to advance innovation in translational research in oncology and to reduce the morbidity and mortality of cancer. Researchers from several disciplines unravel the biology of tumours, develop new diagnostics and therapies, and improve care.