Biology of cancer

An important basis for our research is fundamental insight into the origin and course of cancer. In our high-end laboratories we combine various state-of-the-art technologies to gain new insights. This will contribute to strategies to prevent and treat cancer in the future.

“Research into understanding the biology of cancer is indispensable for identifying the weak spots of different cancers. These can then be pinpointed as targets for innovative therapies.”


Research groups

Our researchers are joined in research groups, focusing on a specific topic or project. Please search for our research groups the biology of cancer.​

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We cherish our associate professors. At UMC Utrecht, we give them the opportunity to hold their own ‘inaugural lecture’: the UHD lecture. This allows them to present their research work and vision in a comprehensive video, available to all audiences.

View our lectures