The laboratories of the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Centre (CRCCM) have been located in Bentivoglio Castle since the early ’70s.
In the CRCCM laboratories important projects are developed, aiming to identify and quantify, on an experimental basis, carcinogenic risks and the toxicity of substances, compounds, agents and technologies present in living and working environments, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of medicines and active ingredients that can be used to help prevent the onset and/or progression of preneoplastic and neoplastic pathologies.
For years the Ramazzini Institute has worked with the National Toxicology Program, of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to develop experimental data from long-term cancerogenesis bioassays, performed at the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Centre. The main aim of this collaboration is to make available to the scientific community the data of the studies published, and therefore to allow qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the risk and other research.
More than 200 agents have been studied at the CRCCM. The results of many studies carried out over more than 40 years formed the scientific basis for national and international regulations.
If you are interested in learning more about our research activities, we invite you to read our monograph.