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About the NKI

The Netherlands Cancer Institute was established on October 10, 1913. The founders, Rotgans, professor of Surgery, De Bussy, publisher, and De Vries, professor of Pathology, wanted to create a cancer institute 'where patients suffering from malignant growths could be treated adequately and where cancer and related diseases could be studied'. They bought a house on one of the canals in Amsterdam and named it the 'Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Huis', after the famous Dutch microscopist. The clinic had room for 17 patients, while the laboratory could accommodate 8 to 10 scientists.

Nowadays, The Netherlands Cancer Institute accommodates approximately 650 scientists and scientific support personnel. The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital has 185 medical specialists, 180 beds, an out-patients clinic with around 106,000 visits, 12 operating theaters and 11 irradiotion units for radiotherapy. It is the only dedicated cancer center in The Netherlands and maintains an important role as a national and international center of scientific and clinical expertise, development and training.

News

  • 13Jan 2020

    Lisette Rozeman wins the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Award

    PhD student Lisette Rozeman has won the 2019 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Award for her excellent research into immunotherapy for melanoma patients. She examined how doctors could use immunotherapy in even more effective ways to fight cancer in these patients.

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  • 09Jan 2020

    Dutch Cancer Society: nearly €17 million a year for the Netherlands Cancer Institute

    Today the Dutch Cancer Society and the Netherlands Cancer Institute signed a new cooperation agreement covering the next five years. It devotes an annual €16.8 million to advanced quality cancer research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.

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  • 06Jan 2020

    Understanding the mechanism of DNA folding

    An international group of scientists from the Netherlands Cancer Institute led by Benjamin Rowland, the University of Leicester, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble (FR) report in Nature on the mechanism that enables the folding of DNA inside cells.

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  • 17Dec 2019

    EU invests 10 million euro in unlocking technologies for key research in structural biology

    The iNEXT-Discovery consortium, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Anastassis Perrakis from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Oncode Institute, aims to facilitate the generation of knowledge for the development of new drugs, advanced vaccines, novel biomaterials, engineered enzymes for food production, efficient biofuels, and other benefits.

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Board of Directors

Overview boards and commissions

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Internal procedures

The NKI has adopted several regulations and procedures which help us organize our research along national and international standards. The most important regulations and procedures can be found here.

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Technology Transfer Office

The NKI has a mission to beat cancer and performs world-beating research to increase our understanding of this disease. The knowledge that is gained in this way sometimes opens avenues for development of e.g. novel treatments or new diagnostic tests. To achieve its mission, NKI actively collaborates with private companies that have the knowledge and the means to develop products based on research results obtained at our institution.

Go to the site of the Technology Transfer Office

Scientific Annual Reports (SAR)

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Occupation

Total783
Group Leaders51
Postdocs191
PhD Students187
Technicians208
Other146

Facts

  • Silhoutten

    44

    Nationalities

  • Silhoutten

    542

    Publications

  • Horloge

    783

    Employees

  • Silhoutten

    91M

    Project
    Grants

  • Bed

    51

    Research
    Groups

Key Figures Research

Publications in 2016 805
Total impact of publications in 2014 3935
Avarage impact of publications 2014 6.8

Key Figures Research

Number of divisions 15
Number of Reseach groups 51
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