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Research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zürich

The Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich (CCCZ) is an oncology center of excellence of the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) and the University of Zurich (UZH), including the Balgrist University Hospital and the University Children's Hospital Zurich.


The Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich unites innovative cancer research and cancer patient care.

Scientists and physicians from around 60 research groups and clinical departments work closely together to facilitate the translation of scientific discoveries into clinical application.

As an interdisciplinary research platform, CCCZ facilitates cutting edge research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer, the establishment of novel technologies and the development of innovative clinical trials.

Dedicated CCCZ research areas have been established for Tumor Immunology, (Epi)Genetics & Genomics, Oncogenic Signaling and Imaging, Technology Development and Digitalization.

The overall aim is to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic concepts towards precision oncology.

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