Cancer Research

We advance cancer research to develop new strategic fields in the fight against this disease.

Cancer is one of the most important health problems in the world. In Europe, around 3 million new cases are diagnosed each year and 1.7 million people die of these diseases. The association between cancer risk and advancing age indicates that this figure will increase as the population ages.

Cancer is an umbrella term for a broad group of diseases. They are characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide, grow and spread uncontrollably in any part of the body.

There are several types of cancer depending on their location. There may be similarities between them, but each has its own characteristics.

At the Cima Universidad de Navarra we do research to investigate the origin and causes of the development of different types of cancers, with special interest in those that still lack effective treatments.

We research in close collaboration with doctors from the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and other researchers from the Cancer Center of the Universidad de Navarra with the aim of innovating new therapies for the benefit of personalized medicine for oncology patients. 

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The patient, at the center of our research


To understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that cause cancer and its metastasis.

Identify new tumor-specific therapeutic targets.

Develop prognostic biomarkers that improve diagnosis and prediction of treatment response.

Explore new advanced genetic and cellular therapies to combat the disease.

To produce new drugs and treatments for clinical trials.

Our research programs and platforms

Cima's research is multidisciplinary, carried out by teams of professionals from various fields who collaborate with clinicians from the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.