Cancer research depends on high-level collaborations. Many scientific institutions and universities in Europe and North America maintain close ties with each other. The results of their research are regularly published in the best international scientific journals.


On the national level, research is coordinated by the Swiss universities and university hospitals.


On a local level, the main protagonists of biomedical cancer research are:


Several institutes and laboratories at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), in particular those of the School of Life Sciences and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research.

Several departments of the University Hospital in Lausanne (CHUV - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois), in particular its Department of Oncology.

The university of Lausanne (UNIL) with in particular its

  • Division of Experimental Oncology (DEO)
  • Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG)
  • The Ludwig Center for Cancer Research, Lausanne branch (LICR)
  • The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM)
  • The Department of Biochemistry, etc.


The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)


Several departments of the University Hospital in Geneva (HUG)


Several departments of the University of Geneva (UNIGE)


Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Organizations in the field of cancer

SAKK - Swiss group for Clinical Cancer Research

The Swiss Cancer League

FNS – SNF - The Swiss National Science Foundation

L'EORTC - European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer


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