Marie Curie and Claudius Régaud’s cultural heritage
Institut Curie was founded in 1909 by Marie Curie and was made up of two laboratories: the Curie laboratory led by the Nobel Prize winner and the Pasteur laboratory led by the clinician and biologist Claudius Régaud.
Their ambition was to develop basic and applied research at the service of humanity to help fight disease and in particular cancer by integrating different disciplines on a single site.
By associating research and care to better meet patient needs they had a pioneering role. Today their vision is largely supported by the scientific and medical community
A label carried by the French National Cancer Institute
In 2011 the French National Cancer Institute (INCa) launched a call for integrated cancer research sites (SIRICs). The objective is to identify and label centers uniting research and care.
This initiative aims to stimulate and support high level multidisciplinary research in order to ultimately develop the performance of French cancer research, to accelerate the transfer of new findings to innovative care and diffuse new practices and new knowledge.
Institut Curie was one of the first two sites endorsed along with the Centre Léon Bérard (Lyon).
The Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) launched an accreditation program aiming to define consensual quality norms and criteria for European oncology and to develop a tool to evaluate the performance of cancer research centers.
Institut Curie was endorsed by the OECI in 2018 and obtained the “Comprehensive Cancer Center” label.