OI Ljubljana

Programs and Projects supported by the Slovenian Research Agency

The majority of researches carried out at the Institute are supported financially by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). Comprehensive studies are carried out within research programs and targeted studies within research projects.

Research programs

CodeProgramme titlePeriodPrincipal Investigator at the Insitute of Oncology
P3-0003 Development and evaluation of new approaches to cancer treatment 1. 1.2015-31. 12. 2021Acad. Prof. Gregor Sersa PhD
P3-0289 Characteristics of malignant neoplasms important for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment outcome 1. 7. 2004 - 31.12.2024Prof. Nikola Besic PhD
P3-0307 Cancer of the head and neck - analysis of biological characteristics and an attempt to improve treatment results 1. 1. 2019-31. 12. 2024Prof. Primoz Strojan PhD
P3-0321 Prognostic and predictive factors for response in treatment of different types of cancer 1. 1. 2020-31. 12. 2025Prof. Janja Ocvirk
P3-0352 (C) Moderate and high cancer risk population: counseling, mutational screening and prevention strategies 1. 1. 2009-31. 12. 2023Prof. Janez Zgajnar PhD
P1-0389 Medical physics 1. 1. 2015-31. 12. 2021Assist. Bozidar Casar, BSc

Research projects

CodeProject titlePeriodPrincipal Investigator at the Insitute of Oncology
N1-0197 Improving breast cancer screening through dynamic big data analytics of Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers 1. 1. 2021-31. 12. 2024Assoc. Prof. Robert Jeraj /Mateja Krajc
J2-1732 Computer-assisted medical image analysis for proton and radiotherapy treatment planning 1. 7. 2019 - 30. 6. 2022Prof. Tomaž Vrtovec
J3-1753 Molecular predictors of radiation treatment response in breast cancer 1. 7. 2019-30. 6. 2022Asst. Prof. Katja Goricar, Asst. Prof. Tanja Marinko
J3-1760 The role of imaging and laboratory markers in the evaluation of nature and growth of thyroid nodules 1. 7. 2019-30. 6. 2022Prof. Katja Zaletel / Prof. Nikola Besic
Z3-1871 Combination of electrochemotherapy with poly (adenosin diphosphate-ribose) polymerase inhibitor in treatment of breast cancer 1. 7. 2019-30. 6. 2021Masa Bosnjak, PhD
Z3-1873 A novel vascular targeted approach based on gene therapy silencing two independent signaling pathways in combination with radiotherapy 1. 7. 2019-30. 6. 2022Monika Savarin, PhD
V3-1906 Pilot study on individualized integrated rehabilitation of breast cancer patients 2019-2022 1. 11. 2019-31. 10. 2022Prof. Nikola Besic
V3-1907 Development of indicators and methodology for monitoring the late effects of cancer treatment in childhood at national level 1. 11. 2019-31. 10. 2021Assoc. Prof. Vesna Zadnik
V3-1911 Slovenian genome project 1. 11. 2019 – 31. 10. 2022Assoc. Prof. Borut Peterlin
V3-2032 The impact of COVID-19 on the cancer management in Slovenia 1. 10. 2020-30. 9. 2022Tina Žagar PhD
J3-2524 Minimally invasive diagnostic approaches in brain tumours using circulating cell-free nucleic acids 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2023Assoc. Prof. Jože Pižem
J3-2527 New approaches for prediction of cardiotoxicity in breast cancer radiotherapy 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2023Assist. Prof. Tanja Marinko
J3-2528 Immuno gene electrotransfer of IL-12 and IL-2 in immunologically cold/hot tumors 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2023Prof. Maja Čemažar, PhD
J3-2529 Role of endothelium in tumor response to radiotherapy 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2023Res. Assoc. Boštjam Markelc, PhD
J3-2537 New method for estimating life-years gained in population-based cancer screening programmes (S-LYG) 1.9.2020-31.8.2023Prof. Vesna Zadnik PhD
J4-2546 Monitoring of the clinical and immune response to improve the outcome of combined electrochemotherapy and IL-12 gene therapy in dogs with spontaneous peripheral tumours 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2023Prof. Nataša Tozon
J4-2594 The amniotic membrane as a novel multimodal therapy for bacterial cystitis and bladder cancer: unravelling its antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and anticancer activity 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2023Prof. Mateja Erdani Kreft
L3-2622 Biological markers of development, progression and treatment response in asbestos related diseases 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2023Assoc. Prof. Vita Dolžan, Prof. Viljem Kovac
Z3-2651 Electrochemotherapy as in situ vaccination therapy 1. 9. 2020-31. 8. 2022Katja Uršič, PhD
J5-9336 Opportunities and dangers of online health communities for healthcare 2018-2021Asst. Prof. Rok Petrič

Infrastructure programs

CodeProgramme titlePeriodPrincipal Investigator at the Insitute of Oncology
IP-0302 Lifelong Follow-Up of Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer and Related Translational Trials 1. 1. 2009-31. 12. 2021Asst. Prof. Lorna Zadravec Zaletel PhD

Completed research projects

CodeProject titlePeriodPrincipal Investigator at the Insitute of Oncology
COST- Cancer and Work Network (CANWON): ISCH COST Action IS1211 Assoc. Prof. Vesna Zadnik PhD
BI-AT/18-19-003- Cancer stem cell (CSC)-associated exosomes as regulators of tumor radiation response 2018-2019Prof. Maja Čemažar PhD
- Cancer incidence at dravsko polje: geographical analysis of cancer incidence in the municipality of Rače-Fram and surrounding settlements 2018 - 2019Prof Vesna Zadnik PhD
N3-0059 Plasma-assisted wound treatment and topical introduction of molecules 1. 1. 2017- 31. 12. 2020Acad. Prof. Gregor Sersa PhD
V3-1638 (C) Development and implementation of personalised breast cancer risk evaluation tool for Slovenian population 1. 10. 2016-30. 9. 2019Assoc. Prof. Vesna Zadnik PhD
V3-1713 (B) Comprehensive analysis of management of urological cancer patients with an assessment of possible delays in referrals, realization of diagnostics procedures and first treatment 1.4.2018 - 31.03.2020Assoc. Prof. Vesna Zadnik PhD
V3-1718 Health risk assessment for exposures of children to low-frequency electric and magnetic (EM) fields in Slovenia 1.4.2018 - 31.3.2021Prof. Tadej Kotnik PhD, Prof. Vesna Zadnik PhD
V3-1720 (B) Analysis and estimation of requirements of human resources for cancer treatment in Slovenia 1.4.2018 - 31.3.2020Prof. Branko Zakotnik PhD
J3-7272 (A) Methods of estimation of key indicators in population cancer survival 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018prof. dr. Pohar Perme Maja (Univerza v Ljubljani, Medicinska fakulteta), prof. dr. Vesna Zadnik (Onkološki inštitut)
J3-7372 Molecular biomarkers and biomarker-driven therapy in lung cancer 2016-2018Prof. Tanja Čufer, Assoc. Prof. Viljem Kovač
J3-7460 Irradiation dose modifying factor of squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx infected by human papillomavirus: an in vitro and in vivo study in laboratory mouse tumor model 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018Prof. Primož Strojan
J3-7494 Tunneling nanotubes for innovative urinary bladder cancer treatment 2016-2018Prof. Maja Cemazar PhD
L2-7550 Electrospun nanofibrous materials for solid state drug delivery system 1.3.2016 - 28.2.2019Prof. Igor Emri
J1-8140 Endocrine disrupting and genotoxic potential of protein kinase inhibitors: relevance for environmental hazard 1. 5. 2017-30. 4. 2021Prof. Maja Čemažar
J3-8202 Time-lapse intra-vital imaging of immune response after electrochemotherapy induced in situ vaccination and interleukin-12 gene therapy boost 1. 5. 2017-30. 4. 2021Prof. Maja Čemažar
L3-8203 Serum, genetic and epigenetic markers of risk for developing, progress and treatment response in asbestos related diseases 1. 5. 2017-30. 6. 2020Assoc. Prof. Viljem Kovač
Z3-8204 Involvement of cytosolic DNA sensors in irradiation induced bystander and abscopal effect 1. 4. 2018 - 31. 3. 2020Jesenko Tanja
J3-8210 Potential of low, sub-therapeutic doses of statins and sartans in primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention 2017-2020Sr. Res. Fell. Srdjan Novaković
J4-8227 Cathepsin X inhibitors impair the resistence of tumor cells to antiprotease therapy 2017-2020Acad. Prof. Gregor Serša



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