With your help, we can support promising and pioneering research to develop new and better treatments against cancer faster. We do this by stimulating talented researchers, by joining forces through promotion of collaboration across expertise domains and institutions, and by sharing knowledge and new discoveries with other researchers and society.

Each contribution is very welcome and will be deployed by a multidisciplinary committee of expert cancer researchers in the fight against cancer.

Everybody can support us: individuals, organizations, and companies are able to contribute to our cancer research. This is possible in different ways:


Via a simple donation

You can donate to CRIG by transfer on bank account of "Fondsenwerving UGent" - IBAN: BE26 3900 9658 0329 (BIC: BBRUBEBB) with reference “CRIG”. When donating 40 EUR or more, you are entitled to receive a certificate for tax reduction. For example, when you donate 100 EUR, you recuperate 45 EUR from your donation via your personal income tax. For donations of 40 EUR or more made in 2020, the percentage you recuperate was increased to 60%, allowing you to get 60 EUR back per 100 EUR donated.

Via a profitable donation in your testament

Supporting cancer research at Ghent University and leave more to your successor at the same time? It is possible. That is because Ghent University pays less inhertitance tax, which normally can go up to 65%. The government thus receives less. This technique (in Dutch called "duo-legaat") is perfectly legal and you can count on absolute discretion of Ghent University advisors.

Via a present

Are you celebrating your birthday, a jubilee, a birth or retirement? A successful cancer treatment? You believe that you have already received so much in your life that a gift is not really necessary, but friends and family still want to give something? You could ask them to donate to CRIG. For the generous contributor it will be fulfilling as well to give you such a present and support cancer research.

Also for less pleasant occasions such as a funeral it can be a beautiful tribute to support a piece of pioneering cancer research. Do you wish to support in this way? Please contact Ghent University "cel Fondsenwerving". You will be gladly and quickly helped with the practical details.

Via your time or network

Do you organize an event for the benefit of cancer research? A concert or a fundraising dinner, a running or bicycle tour? An evening for your network relations? These initiatives are indispensable. Ghent University "cel Fondsenwerving" is glad to listen to your ideas. Or they can inspire you with options which you did not even consider.

Or maybe you know people. In turn, they know lots of people. And in this way, you might help us to meet that one person with a heart for cancer research.


Lucas, Medicine student at Ghent University, organized an event to support cancer research at CRIG
('Move for Lucas'):

Kanker is voor iedereen en altijd een ingrijpende gebeurtenis. Je bent sowieso een patiënt voor een bepaalde tijd. Je leven staat even op stop. Voor mij is het dan noodzakelijk om je zo snel mogelijk weer mens te voelen in plaats van patiënt. Daarom ben ik ervan overtuigd dat kankeronderzoek nog steeds van levensbelang is. Het vergt veel tijd en middelen, maar via 'Move for Lucas' kunnen we CRIG helpen een stap verder te zetten in het noodzakelijke onderzoek


More information about CRIG? Contact CRIG coordinator dr. Pieter Rondou via or 09 332 24 53

For more information on different ways to support? Contact Ghent University "Fondsenwerving" via or 09 264 83 31


(banner: prof. Tessa Kerre with patient - photography credits: Fred Debrock)