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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

  • 11Oct 2018

    Thesis defense Tomasz Ahrends

    On Thursday, 21 October, Tomasz Ahrends defended his thesis about the crucial role of CD4+ T cell help in the early phases of CD8+ T cell responses.

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  • 28Sep 2018

    Thesis defense Gerjon Ikink

    Tomorrow Gerjon Ikink will defend his thesis on the discovery of genes involved in breast cancer. Genes called ERAS and IRS4 turn out to be responsible for breast tumor (HER2+) growth and resistance to commonly used targeted therapies. New drugs aiming to block this resistance mechanism are already being developed. Good luck tomorrow Gerjon!

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  • 27Sep 2018

    Thesis Marnix Geukes Foppen

    On September 27th, Marnix Geukes Foppen defended his PhD thesis on the treatment of melanoma. He focused on different aspects of melanoma treatment with immunotherapy and with targeted therapy. Congratulations, Marnix!

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  • 25Sep 2018

    Thesis defense Koen Flach

    Today Koen Flach will defend his thesis on endocrine therapy resistance in breast cancer. This knowledge can lead to novel biomarkers and potential drug targets. Good luck Koen!

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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)

Brochures

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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