Introduction

The main focus of AMC in recent years has been on gastrointestinal, paediatric and gynaecological oncology. However, more and more haematological, urological, neurosurgical and orthopaedic oncological research and treatment are being carried out. AMC participates in the The Oncology Graduate School Amsterdam (OOA), a joint venture of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the VU/VUmc and AMC/UvA for excellence in research and teaching in basic and clinical oncology.

Principal Investigators in the field of Oncology can be found under the heading of Who is Who in Research. Within each research theme, AMC Principal Investigators and their co-workers are collaborating in clusters or centers. In the case of Oncology, this is realized in the Oncological Research Center AMC (ORCA).

Cancer Center Amsterdam

The AMC researchers on oncology collaborate with their VUmc colleagues within the research institute Cancer Center Amsterdam. Cancer Center Amsterdam is one of the eight AMC – VUmc research institutes. These institutes bring together opinion leading academic research in the field of Health & Life Sciences developed in the Amsterdam Region.