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Stichting VU-VUmc

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As an academic medical center, the Stichting VU-VUmc has as its core activities patient care, scientific research and education. The scientific research carried out at the VUMC is closely linked to issues that are important both for the hospital itself and for society in general, with its main focal areas being cancer & immunology, brain / neuroscience, vital functions / cardiovascular and extramural research. The aim of the research conducted at VUMC is to expand knowledge (fundamental research) and to apply this knowledge to the health service (strategic and applied research). Much of the research carried out is translational and is undertaken within one of the 5 multi-discipline research institutes based around the aforementioned focus areas.