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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

  • 06Apr 2020

    Immunotherapy prior to surgery is effective in colon cancer

    Patients with colon cancer, but no distant metastases yet, can benefit from a short course of immunotherapy while waiting for their surgery, as it can cause tumours to shrink substantially or clear up in a very short time.

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  • 01Apr 2020

    How COVID-19 affects our scientists

    COVID-19 has dramatically changed the daily reality of all of our researchers. Most of them cannot perform scientific experiments because of social distancing measures at Netherlands Cancer Institute. How do they live through this surreal time, staying healthy and sane? Can they still advance their research, get creative and spend their time in a useful way? In these short stories our scientists share their experiences.

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  • 18Mar 2020

    Oncode Compound Library: find new therapeutic applications that others missed

    Drug repurposing is an effective approach to rapidly identify novel indications for known drugs and compounds.

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  • 11Mar 2020

    Immune cells and tumour cells wage war at a distance

    A T cell is an immune cell that can recognise and destroy tumour cells. For many years, scientists viewed this as a kind of one-to-one combat, but researchers Miriam Hoekstra and Laura Bornes of the Netherlands Cancer Institute have discovered that the effects of a T cell extend far beyond its target.

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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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