Research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich

Innovative cancer medicine and cancer research are combined at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich. Our goal is to improve cancer patient care and achieve cancer cures. To this end, we develop new technologies and rapidly and prudently transfer findings from basic research to clinical application.

The scientific focus of the CCCZ is on the research areas of tumor immunology, (epi)genetics and genomics, oncogenic signaling pathways as well as imaging, technology development and digitization. Physicians, scientists and researchers from more than 60 clinical departments and research groups work side by side here to develop personalized treatment strategies against cancer. With the help of numerous clinical studies, which are developed and conducted at our center, we can in many cases also start where established procedures reach their limits and offer our patients innovative therapeutic procedures.

Research at the CCCZ

Donations / Research support

Clinical studies

Innovative clinical trials for the treatment of cancer are developed and conducted at the CCCZ

Research Areas & Groups

More than 60 clinical and scientific departments of the UZH, the USZ, the University Children's Hospital and Balgrist University Hospital conduct research at the CCCZ.

Translational cancer research programs

Translational cancer research programs link basic research with oncology patient care at CCCZ.

C3Z Sample Processing Lab

The C3Z SPL provides standardized tumor sample preparation for translational cancer research projects at CCCZ.


Recent scientific publication with participation of CCCZ.

CCCZ Fellow & Funding Program

The CCCZ Fellow & Funding Program supports innovative cancer research projects and outstanding young scientists.

C3Z Precision Oncology Funding Program

The C3Z Precision Oncology Funding Program supports the establishment of research programs in precision oncology.

The Ida de Pottère-Leupold and Dr. Iur. Erik de Pottère Cancer Research Award

The prize, which is awarded every two years, honors outstanding doctoral students and young female scientists at the CCCZ.

Funding tools

Are you looking for funding opportunities for your next research project, a travel grant or a funding opportunity for your PhD?

Education and training in oncology

The Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich teaches the next generation of talented scientists, physicians and oncology professionals in all aspects of innovative cancer medicine and cancer research.

Events & training for professionals

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