Welcome to the website of IUOPA - Cajastur Social Program

The University Institute of Oncology of Asturias - Cajastur Social Programme (IUOPA) was created under the legal framework of the University Reform Act (Articles 7 and 10) and the Statutes of the University of Oviedo (Articles 12c and 29-36). It is a multidisciplinary initiative aimed at bringing together resources devoted to cancer research.

The IUOPA's overall objective is to carry out quality research focused on cancer as an important biological problem with a major impact on human health and to facilitate interaction between basic and clinical research in this field.


150 members are currently engaged in basic, clinical and applied cancer research.