About us

ELI, The European Lymphoma Institute, brings together Europe’s leading lymphoma specialists in an institute dedicated to research, training and education on this disease, the 8th most common cancer worldwide. To date, 14 European academic groups specialising in lymphoma have committed to collaborate to define a common strategy, diagnostic and therapeutic standards and to facilitate European clinical and basic research.


Through this unique collaborative operating model, we are advancing lymphoma research together to ensure that all patients have equal access to the best care.

The best European specialists

14 European academic groups

a unique collaborative model

The statement

Despite the constant introduction of new treatments, lymphoma remains a particularly serious disease. There is an inequality of access to care between lymphoma patients in Europe. This inequality is notably linked to the complexity and heterogeneity of this cancer, with some types remaining very difficult to treat and still poorly understood by too many health professionals.

In each European country, academic groups are working on research into the diagnosis, pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment of lymphomas. These groups sometimes work together, and ELI aims to encourage exchanges between them and to guide their strategy in a joint manner.

The exchange catalyst

ELI is the result of an innovative approach that has led to the creation of a unique European collaboration and coordination exchange network on lymphoma.

This European cross-sectoral collaboration is designed to improve knowledge, share success stories and provide equally effective care for all patients.

The organisational model

The ELI model is based on:

  • a group of leading European scientific experts who guide the research strategies. Research topics are determined in Workshops with around 50 specialists. The aim of these Workshops is to analyse the topic, identify the questions to be studied together and build a network of specialists interested in the topic
  • Working groups resulting from the Workshops organise and steer the studies and projects according to the teams and themes concerned.