We bring progress to cancer care

We are a primary partner and competence center in clinical cancer research for authorities, associations and pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland. 

We bring progress to cancer care

We are a primary partner and competence center in clinical cancer research for authorities, associations and pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland. 

Our objective

We strive to further develop and improve existing cancer therapies. In clinical trials, we investigate whether new treatments are effective, well-tolerated and safe. The obtained findings have a direct impact on clinical practice and offer an immediate benefit to patients. 

We are comprised of a national network of hospitals and also collaborate with hospitals and study groups abroad. We are particularly well-connected within the oncological research community in Europe: we conduct clinical studies in cooperation with foreign study groups, assuming the role of representative for the foreign sponsor in Switzerland, while foreign study groups and individual hospitals abroad also take part in SAKK studies.

More than research

We provide cancer patients in Switzerland with the opportunity to receive treatment within the framework of a clinical trial. However, our trials are more than research: through our work, we make a substantial contribution to the quality assurance of oncological treatments and the practice of evidence-based medicine.