The main mission of the Oncology Department is to achieve excellence through research that will have a strong impact on reducing the cancer burden within the Luxembourg population and beyond. Within prioritized areas, our aim is to develop excellence within basic, translational and clinical cancer research. This includes the implementation of a personalised medicine programme. The main activities of the department are focused on experimental cancer research with a strong translational research profile. Research activities focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tumor progression using a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies, including genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic analyses, as well as in vitro and in vivo imaging modalities using state-of-the art animal models for cancer research.
Head of Department
In 2019, Prof Niclou was appointed Director of the Department of Oncology at the Luxembourg Institute of Health.