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Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg - CCCF


German Cancer Consortium - Deutsches Konsortium Translationale Krebsforschung

German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) is a joint initiative involving the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), participating German states, German Cancer Aid and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). It was established in October 2012 as one of six German Health Research Centres (DZGs).

Within DKTK, cancer researchers and medical practitioners collaborate closely at eight locations across Germany: Berlin, Dresden, Essen/Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Mainz, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Munich and Tübingen.

The aim is to speed up the transfer to clinical practice of new diagnostic and treatment approaches. Translating innovations quickly from basic research into clinical practice is the core task of DKTK.

To learn more about DKTK translational research programs and platforms, opportunities for young scientists, events and news, visit the DKTK webpage.

DKTK has prioritized five major challenges of todays’ cancer research:

  • Challenge 1: Molecular profiling-based diagnosis and therapy
  • Challenge 2: Early diagnosis of cancer and detection of minimal residual disease
  • Challenge 3: Tumor heterogeneity and resistance
  • Challenge 4: Immunotherapy beyond checkpoint inhibition
  • Challenge 5: Turning big data into smart data


The DKTK partner site Freiburg

The DKTK Freiburg tackles the five major challenges defined by the DKTK consortium and address them by focusing on three priority areas (PA) with special expertise in Freiburg:

Priority Area 1: Oncogenic Signaling and Medical Epigenetics (DKTK program EOM)

Priority Area 2: Imaging, Biomarker Identification & Radiation Therapy (DKTK program ROI)

Priority Area 3: Functional & Translational Genomics (DKTK programs EOM, CI, MTT, MDEB)



Head Office of the Cancer Center

Phone +49 (0)761 270-71510
or +49 (0)761 270-71570
Fax +49 (0)761 270-33980

Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hugstetter Str. 49
79106 Freiburg

Contact for international patients

International Medical Services