IEO - European Institute of Oncology

The Department of Experimental Oncology (DEO), was founded in 1995 as a research wing of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), focused on the deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer development, as a tool to integrate and complete the knowledge among fundamental, translational and clinical science, hence accelerating knowledge into clinical practice.

The challenge of the DEO is to generate knowledge at the interface between curiosity and patient benefit, by integrating scientific questions asked by fundamental-scientists, clinicians and clinical scientists. We envision that the creation of these integrated scientific workflows will accelerate the transition towards Precision Oncology, through the development of new molecular markers (to design better diagnostic and predictive tools), the identification of novel molecular targets (to develop innovative drugs), and the optimization of therapeutic approaches (by combining targeted treatments).

IEO headquarters

Via Adamello 16

Pier Giuseppe Pelicci
Pier Giuseppe Pelicci
IEO Director, European Institute of Oncology