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Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center


The present hospital was established on 1 January 2009, through the merger of three university hospitals in Oslo: Rikshospitalet (The National Hospital) (founded 1826, it included the Radiumhospitalet), Ullevål University Hospital (founded 1887), and Aker University Hospital (founded 1895). It is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oslo (founded in 1811).

More than 50% of all medical research undertaken in Norway is done at Oslo University Hospital. The Institute for Cancer Research in the hospital has a close interaction with the medical and surgical oncology departments, this allows the extensive research data to be translated into medical treatments and a large number of patients at the hospital are part of clinical trials.

The Medical Physics department is comprised of 26 physicists, 13 engineers and 120 technicians. It has two CT scanners, one dedicated MR scanner, 10 linear accelerators a PET/CT scanner and brachytherapy equipment. It treats about 3,000 patients a year.


  • The largest hospital in Scandinavia
  • Over 20,000 staff
  • Approx 1.2 million patients annually
  • 17.5 billion NOK annual budget

Dedicated Cancer Research Centre details:

  • Established in 1954
  • 320 staff
  • Published over 1,500 scientific articles in 2009
  • Over 100 Doctoral degrees awarded in 2009

Contact Details and Location

Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center, 0027 Oslo, Norway

Tel: +47 915 02770

Email: post@oslo-universitetssykehus.no

Website: http://www.rr-research.no

Useful Links

Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

ecancer Global Foundation