German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

In the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) connects the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg as a core center for a long time with oncologically specialized university hospitals in Germany. At the core center DKFZ and the seven parent sites in Berlin, Dresden, Essen/Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Mainz, Freiburg, München and Tübingen are working twenty research institutions together. The aim of the scientists and physicians involved in the DKTK is to determine the results of basic research quickly into new applications for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer processes. For this purpose, joint translation centers are set up at all partner locations. Patients should be recruited for new studies together, data are collected together and laboratory methods are harmonized and made available within the consortium. The DKTK’s task is to train young doctors and natural scientists in cancer medicine and translational cancer research. The DKTK is a joint initiative of the German Ministry for Formation and Research, of the participating federal states, of the German Cancer Aids and of the German Cancer Research Center. It is one of the six German Centers of Health Research (DZG).

Scientists from the partner's location can find here information about the local call.

<link https://dktk.dkfz.de/de/home "Opens external link in new window">Further information of the DKTK</link>