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Institute of Oncology Research (IOR),

affiliated to USI,

run by an


foundation with the same name



Currently, 8 research groups are active at the IOR, gathering about 100 researchers.

Despite the differences among teams, there is an important continuity of the efforts among researchers at the IOR with the common intent to integrate diverse methods and disciplines, such as biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular oncology, genetics and genomics. Common objectives are the acquisition of new knowledge of the mechanisms underlying cancer development and the discovery of new diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies.

Research groups