The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd was created in 1971 by Mr D. K. Ludwig .
The purpose of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd is to conduct long-range research programmes directed to the ultimate goal of eradicating cancer.
| The Brussels Branch was
established in 1978 and is active in the field of
cancer immunology and cancer genetics.
Headed by Dr Benoît Van Den Eynde, Branch Director, the main orientations of the Branch are the study of tumor rejection antigens and that of cytokines.
The laboratories are located within the de Duve Institute on the biomedical campus of the University of Louvain.
| At present there are nine
research Branches in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, England, Sweden, Switzerland and the
linked to a local hospital and university.
The Institute has also administrative offices in New York and Zurich.