International relations


Welcoming foreign patients, research and care activities, partnerships in the sectors of education and humanitarian actions, Institut Curie’s international activities are proof of its commitment to the world, its ability to export its know-how on all types of cancer, and its expertise in patient care.


An international patient population that’s well-informed, welcomed and supported

Recognized for its expertise in caring for cancer patients, Institut Curie strives to meet the needs of its international patients who do not have the appropriate treatments available in their country. By seeking the assistance of the medical team, their condition can improve substantially. They all receive a review of their patient file in a multidisciplinary consultation meeting (MCM). This review can confirm whether or not the treatment offered in their own country is appropriate, suggest an alternative or offer treatment at Institut Curie.

International partnerships producing excellence

The leading French cancer research center, Institut Curie’s Research Center works closely with international and European research institutions, universities and hospitals.

Since the European Research Council (ERC) was founded in 2017, almost 55 prestigious and very competitive funding packages have been awarded to scientists from Institut Curie’s Research Center.

The excellence of the research conducted at Institut Curie has helped secure European funding as part of the Horizon 2002 program, for example with UM cure 2020 which received 6 million euros: a research project on uveal melanoma coordinated by Institut Curie and involving 11 European partners.

An international action to benefit a wide audience

New diagnostic or cancer treatment techniques, structuring of the healthcare offering... Institut Curie’s know-how is often solicited for the implementation of hospital projects overseas.

Always striving to provide help to as many people as possible, the health professionals and physicians at Institut Curie can also lend their services to countries with insufficient resources for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

Highly valued international training and classe

The Training Unit at the Research Center manages the international EuReCa (Europe Research & Care) doctoral program, as well as 13 international classes and advanced training diplomas for young researchers (Erasmus, Unipharma-Graduates project, etc.). Each year more than 300 foreign PhD students and post-doctoral fellows are welcomed in the 87 research teams.

The Hospital Group is frequently called upon by hospitals wishing to enhance the skills of their teams in an emerging field, such as training in pain treatment at the Papageorgiou university hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, in palliative care in Kenya and Tanzania, and in Jordan, Patient-Partner or Palliative Care master classes.