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Institute of Oncology Research (IOR),

affiliated to USI,

run by an


foundation with the same name


Education and training

The Institute of Oncology Research IOR is committed to education and training of students. The Institute is regularly involved in organizing academic and training courses.

University of Lausanne Doctoral School

Our Institute is affiliated with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) for supervision of doctoral students. Doctoral candidates hosted at our institute can be registered at UNIL.

ESMO Translational Research Unit (TRU) visits

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Translational Research Unit visits at the IOR intends to provide young oncologists with an opportunity to verify their interest in a career in clinical and translational research focusing on new drug development and the most current methodologies in preclinical, clinical and translational research drawing examples from the major areas of interest at the IOSI, like lymphomas, prostate and early phase clinical studies. A Fellowship and Award Committee selects ESMO fellows to attend the TRU visit.

LyFE - Lymphoma Forum of Excellence

The LyFE Course is a yearly course taking place in Bellinzona (Switzerland) dedicated to lymphoid neoplasias, including myelomas. The program of the course is designed by lymphoma specialists, gives the participants the possibility to gain in-depth and updated knowledge in this complex field. Since 2004, the event is organized by the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI) and the Foundation for the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR).