Welcome at the

Tyrolean Cancer Research Institute

Welcome at the TCRI!

The Tyrolean Cancer Research Institute

is a private initiative of the Association for the Promotion of Cancer Research in Tyrol, which was found by em. Prof. Raimund Margreiter and HR Hubert Kuprian. The institution has a distinguished financing, questioning and organization. The establishment of the institute was funded by the Tiroler Landeskrankenanstalten GesmbH and donations from the Tyrolean industry as well as private people all over the country (see sponsors). The running costs are covered again by donations, and by the research groups themselves via national and international grant applications. The mission statement of the TCRI is translational cancer research, directly related to clinical application. Therefore, the main focus of our institute is to establish and maintain enforced teamwork between researchers working in the clinics and those working in the laboratory. Donations to the TKFI are tax deductable.

Think Pink Europe Innovation Award for our ESMO-fellow Mariela Vasileva

Dr. Mariela Vasileva, currently working as an ESMO-fellow at the TCRI in the group of Prof. Ira Skvortsova, won the second prize in the european-wide competition of "Think Pink Europe Innovation Award 2020".

This award supports proposals on digital health and Mariela and her colleague Assia Konsoulova designed the online platform ROSE "Rising the Oncology patients Survival among European countries". This platform will connect patients donating tissue specimen to breast cancer biobanks, their doctors and researchers in a common aim to increase cancer survival. On the International Women Day she went to Brussels for the final competition - and won the 2nd prize! CONGRATULATIONS, Mariela!

Research focus

Tumorinteraction Microenvironment and Immunology

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Research focus

Molecular Oncology

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The Tyrolean Cancer Research Institute has the goal to develope new cancer therapy concepts and to get them to clinical use. This ambitious achievement underlines the creative optimism wich inspires the whole initiative.