The largest European oncology research center and two state-of-the-art hospitals. Institut Curie, cancer foundation of public interest. Founded in 1909 on a model devised by Marie Curie and still at the cutting edge: "from fundamental research to innovative treatments", Institut Curie is a cancer foundation. It specializes in research in oncology and patient care. Institut Curie has 3,400 researchers, physicians, clinicians, technicians and administrative staff.