We have set ourselves a bold goal: a cure for every cancer. This is what we owe all 18 million people worldwide diagnosed with cancer each year. We are ranked among the global top 10 of cancer centers and we simply want to make the world a better and healthier place through our research and patient care.
We cannot reach this goal overnight. It requires brilliant minds, dedicated doctors, wise investments, strategic choices, and stamina.
We know that cutting-edge fundamental and translational research is needed first to get a thorough understanding of the disease and ultimately have patient impact - today’s research for tomorrow’s cure.
At the same time, we want to speed up this process through translational research and optimal synergy between our researchers and our clinicians.
We also cannot reach our ambitious goal on our own. We are one of many global players who have a responsibility to collaborate to tackle the global cancer challenge. This is why knowledge exchange and collaboration at a regional, national, European and global scale are top of the list in our institutional strategy.