Our Medical Research Profiles
The LUMC aims at identifying the causes of disease, improving diagnosis, prevention, and ultimately developing effective treatments. Current science crosses traditional borders. Within LUMC different specialists work together around research themes. Combining cross-border expertise may solve biomedical problems and bring answers not found when working in a stand alone fashion.
Vascular and Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine aims at restoring normal function through repair or replacement of damaged tissues and organs. Poor vasculature in combination with metabolic disease is often the cause of tissue or organ damage in, for example diabetes, kidney disease and heart failure.
Immunity, Infection and Tolerance
The LUMC has a longstanding tradition performing research into the role of the immune system in infectious diseases and transplantation as well as auto-immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
Translational Neuroscience is one of the few medical research centres in the Netherlands with a very strong patient-oriented neuroscientific research focus. Innovative multidisciplinary research is performed on a number of severe disorders of the brain, nerves and muscles.
Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy
The LUMC Medical Research Profile Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy has the mission to meet this challenge by developing and implementing innovative patient-tailored, multimodal diagnostic methods and treatment modalities.
The LUMC has a longstanding tradition in human ageing research and is leading national and international consortia with the mission to make people live healthier for longer. We envision disease in elderly patients as a holistic problem affecting many tissues simultaneously.
Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care
The focus of health care is rapidly changing. The need for maximum gains with minimal input requires tailored health care strategies and an ever more explicit evaluation of health benefits for the patient, leading to a different role of the University Medical Centres.