Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)
The CNIO is a Spanish public institution dedicated to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. It is among the 10 leading cancer research centres in the world (Scimago Report; Nature Index) and caters for the entire R&D roadmap, from basic research to clinical tests, with a view to transferring the results obtained quickly and efficiently to the Health Care System and to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.
The CNIO has also generated four spin-off companies, which have also allowed patients to benefit from the centre’s developments. These data reflect the Institution’s commitment to innovation and the transfer of technology, and illustrate the importance of public-private collaboration in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
Bringing together all the SO centres and MM units under the umbrella of the SOMMa network will help create a robust platform for the entire Spanish science system to boost interactions with one another and be heard and better known within society. The CNIO will contribute to this alliance so the excellence of the Severo Ochoa Programme can reach beyond our centre.
Maria A. Blasco
Director at CNIO