Cancer Research

The goal of the Cancer Research Programme is to make significant improvements in the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It focuses on developing new diagnostic, and individualised therapeutic procedures on the basis of molecular, cell-biological, immunological, and radio-physical findings and technologies.

It will continue to translate basic research findings into clinical applications together with strategic partners, with the National Centre for Tumour Diseases (NCT) and the nationally active German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK) playing key roles. The programme is also developing new approaches in the fields of cancer genome and epigenome research, metabolic dysfunction, personalised radiation oncology and ion therapy, molecular imaging, neuro-oncology, individualized cancer medicine and health economics.

Participating Helmholtz Centres:

German Cancer Research Centre
GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Max Delbrück Center for Moleculare Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

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