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Department of Cancer Research 

Our vision is to impact on patients’ life by advancing the fight against cancer. Based on strong scientific track-records, we focus on priority research areas and provide research expertise covering the most common and/or malignant cancer types representing a health burden in Luxembourg. The department also represents a state-of-the-art training ground for next generation cancer researchers and acts as a reference point for cancer research in Luxembourg. 

Mission

The main mission of the Department of Cancer Research is to advance the treatment options of cancer and reduce the cancer burden within the Luxembourg population and beyond. We do so through research excellence in priority areas covering the basic, translational and clinical research landscape to foster personalised medicine programs. Our activities focus on difficult to treat cancers and our teams have dedicated expertise in cancer immunology, the tumour microenvironment, tumor metabolism and neuro-oncology. We explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tumor progression using a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies, including multimodal omics technologies (genomics, metabolomics…), advanced immunoprofiling analyses, as well as ex vivo and in vivo imaging modalities leveraging patient data and innovative patient-derived models for cancer research. 

Director of department

Adjunct professor, University of Bergen, Norway 

In 2019, Prof Niclou was appointed Director of the Department of Cancer Research at the Luxembourg Institute of Health.

Simone P.
NICLOU

Projects & clinical trials

Featured team members

  • Atte
    Aalto
    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Titiksha
    Basu
    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Amandine
    Bernard
    Laboratory Technician
  • Andrea Michela
    Biolato
  • Coralie
    Borne
    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Manon
    Bosseler
    Laboratory Technician
  • Chloé
    Duculty
    Laboratory Assistant
  • Iria
    Fernandez Botana

Scientific publications

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Forthcoming events

CANBIO

CANBIO is a doctoral research and training unit (DTU) addressing the clinical problem of tumour progression and recurrence. PhD candidates within CANBIO are engaged in a collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavour to deliver novel insight into tumour escape mechanisms, disease monitoring and large scale data analysis in highly malignant cancers.

i2TRON

TTM is taking a leading role in the coordination of i2TRON, a doctoral training unit (DTU) with a strong focus on developing the new generation of translational scientists, who can turn observations in the laboratory, clinical setting or community into interventions that improve the health of individuals via innovative diagnostics or treatments. 

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