Our frame of reference is always the individual patient, who is unique. Unique characteristics include not only the genetics, biology and physiology, but also the psyche, social environment and wishes, responsibility and capabilities of the individual. In the vision of Radboudumc, all patients participate in their own healthcare. Clinicians, researchers and patients work together to uncover the causes of diseases and find cures for them. In this way, participatory healthcare has become the focal point of patient care, education and research at Radboudumc.
Combining knowledgeHealth and disease are based on underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms. Radboudumc offers many possibilities to translate knowledge on etiology and development of diseases into clinical practice, in terms of susceptibility, prevention, diagnostics, prognosis and therapy for the patients concerned. But new treatments can be used only if their effectiveness has been proven. This evidence-based medicine requires epidemiological and healthcare research. Radboudumc also excels in these areas. We combine knowledge from these two biomedical worlds (mechanism-based and evidence-based) to create person-based medicine. In this way, the research at Radboudumc goes from molecule, to man to population and back to man. Consequently, the individual patient is always the starting and ending point of any research.
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Research report Radboud University
The Radboudumc research institutes are affiliated with Radboud University who write their own research report.