APREC and its researchers are anchored directly in the field.
- APREC is located within a large university hospital where laboratories and patient care facilities coexist and where all necessary interdisciplinary specialties come together.
- APREC is based in the clinical oncology unit of Tenon Hospital, which each year takes in charge more than 16,000 specialized out-patient consultations, 9,000 out-patient chemotherapy sessions, and 12,000 days of hospitalization for in-patients. Tenon Hospital is classified as “a primary center of reference in cancer care” by the SROS (Schéma Régional d’Organisation Sanitaire – Regional Health Organization Plan) in the Paris region.
- APREC is located in a new research facility, inaugurated in 2008, on Tenon Hospital campus. APREC was able to finance the construction of the building thanks to a subvention from the Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France (Regional Council of Ile-de-France) to subsidize its pioneering spirit in the realm of translational research.
- Thus the APREC researchers have direct access both to laboratories and to patients who can benefit immediately from the latest advances in cancer research.