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Cancer Research Institute Ghent stimulates and accelerates cancer research in Ghent


350+ researchers (60+ research groups) from Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital and VIB-UGent

Multidisciplinary cancer research

  • different cancer types across expertise domains
  • fundamental, translational and clinical research

CRIG is supported by a network of research institutes, foundations, and industrial partners.

Our mission is to stimulate and accelerate cancer research, via different objectives:

  • Stimulating top research
  • Collaborating and sharing knowledge and technology, across different expertise domains
  • Interaction between the lab and the clinic
  • Communicating and interacting with the outside world
  • Education and networking for young researchers
  • Valorization of research

Prof. Liv Veldeman investigated an improved position to irradiate breast cancer patients

Prof. Liv Veldeman and team investigated how breast cancer patients can be irradiated while lying in prone position. In that position, the radiation dose can be reduced and surrounding organs can be protected.
Following video (in Dutch) nicely demonstrates this research, which was supported by 'Kom op tegen Kanker'.


Bestraling in buiklig

Dankzij jullie steun kon professor Liv Veldeman (UZ Gent) uitzoeken hoe borstkankerpatiënten bestraald kunnen worden terwijl ze op hun buik liggen. In die houding kan de bestralingsdosis verkleind en de omliggende organen gespaard worden.

Posted by Kom op tegen Kanker on Tuesday, January 2, 2018


(banner photography credit: Kimberly Verniers, CRIG member)