OOA is a joint graduate school of the Amsterdam UMC (location AMC & VUmc) and NKI-AvL, dedicated to the training of more than 800 PhD students working in the field of Oncology.

Strong integration of basic, translational and clinical oncology research
OOA, accredited most recently by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) for the period 2016 – 2021, provides an educational programme for PhD students in the Amsterdam region. The main part of our educational program consist of a series of courses that cover specific topics in oncology and an annual retreat. The strength of OOA comes from integration of basic, translational and clinical research of the three institutes.

This website gives you an overview of our education programme and a brief description of ongoing research. Please contact us, or check our brochure for more detailed information.

Prof. dr. Arjan W. Griffioentest
Prof.dr. Hein te Riele
Dr. Marcel Spaargaren
Karin van der Heijden
Patty Lagerweij
Dr. Esther Ruhé