The Competence Centre for Cancer Research CCCR is a research and development institution founded in 2005 with the aim to improve the quality of cancer therapy by developing and implementing new diagnostic platforms and offering the pharmaceutical industry new drug candidates. It is certified by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Science. CCCR brings together the top Estonian public institutions and private companies with competences in cancer research.
Toivo Maimets, PhD is Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Tartu. His group presently studies the molecular mechanisms governing cell developmental potency and their role in human tumorigenesis. He is also developing methods for screening low-molecular weight compounds to modulate protein-protein interactions in vivo and use this to design new anti-tumor drugs. His group will collaborate in patients recruitment and biostatistical analysis.