Structure and overview

Structure and overview tumor biology Head and Neck VUmc Amsterdam

Research on the biology of head and neck cancer is performed with the Section Tumor Biology. Within this section basic, translational and clinical research is performed on multiple aspects of head and neck cancer. Our main focus is squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract, which includes the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and cervical esophagus. Our research is an integral part of the oncological research at the VUMC, as embodied in the CCA

Grants obtained

We are successful in obtaining grants from various sources: Dutch Cancer SocietyEuropean UnionZonMW, VAZ, CCA and various companies.

Tumor Biology has three major research lines: