Never as in recent years cancer research is changing the fight against cancer. A struggle made of one battle after another because, once a new knowledge is acquired, it is already time to explore new and more complex horizons. This challenge requires determination, constancy, professionalism, means, enthusiasm and a little luck. The whole society, and not only the world of medicine, is involved, as can be confirmed by those who are confronting, or confronted, with an oncological problem.

In this context, the IOV plays a leading role, both alongside the other institutes of the national cancer network Alleanza contro Cancro (ACC) and in the continental scenario, as evidenced by the numerous scientific collaborations with other European centers. After all, research has always been, alongside assistance, one of the pillars of the IOV, whose slogan is, not by chance: “care is in research”.