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Institute of Oncology Research (IOR)


The Institute of Oncology Research (IOR), directed by Carlo Catapano MD, PhD, was established in 2003 as the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology and as part of the Research Division of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI).

Since its founding, the IOR has continued on its path of expansion strengthening its research capabilities and activities.

In September 2011, the Institute became independent and is now managed administratively by the Foundation for the Institute of Oncology Research President, Prof. Franco Cavalli).

As of January 2017, the Canton Ticino approved the integration of the IOR as an academic institute within the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). From July 21, 2021, the IOR is part of the Bellinzona Institutes of Science (Bios+).

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