20 years of the European Institute of Oncology

28 May 2014
20 years of the European Institute of Oncology

This year the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) celebrates its 20th birthday. The institute, which was the brainchild of Professor Umberto Veronesi, is now one of the most important multidisciplinary cancer centres in the world. The hospital offers both public and private services and the research laboratories host international scientists who aim to identify mechanisms driving cells to become neoplastic and to develop therapies to counteract them.

The IEO today uses evidence-based medicine to treat patients and takes into account the effectiveness of the therapy while never forgetting the quality of life during and after treatments. Discoveries made over the last 20 years have improved and will continue to improve clinical practice and have opened up new frontiers in molecular research.

ecancermedicalscience is proud to be the official journal of the IEO and looks forward to many more years of fruitful collaboration.

Read our new editorial on 20 years at the IEO here.