IFOM, FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, IFOM-IEO-Campus, Milan, Italy

The IFOM Foundation is a highly technological, non-profit research centre. The research conducted at IFOM aims to understand the molecular processes responsible for the onset and development of cancer.

IFOM was established in 1998 by FIRC (the Italian Foundation for Cancer Research). The aim was to create a research environment where scientists from the major National scientific institutions in the Milan area (European Institute of Oncology, National Institute for Cancer Research, Mario Negri Pharmacological Research Institute, San Raffaele Biomedical Sciences Park, University of Milan) could collaborate and pool their organisational, economical and cultural resources, in order to meet the demands of modern-day science.