Clinical Cooperation Unit Dermato-Oncology
Prof. Dr. Jochen Utikal
The Clinical Cooperation Unit “Dermato-Oncology” is engaged in the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of skin tumors. Research results obtained are transferred directly into clinical practice. The main focus is malignant melanoma, a tumor that originates from the pigment cells of the skin. The Clinical Cooperation Unit “Dermato-Oncology” conducts several translational research projects including different Phase I - IV clinical trials with innovative melanoma therapies. (LINK: clinical trials)
Basic researchers at the department work on similarities of tumor cells such as melanoma cells and embryonic stem cells, on immunosuppressive mechanisms in tumors, on chronic inflammation and its impact on tumor development and progression and on novel biomarkers for malignant melanoma.
The Clinical Cooperation Unit Dermato-Oncology is part of the Research Program Translational Cancer Research and is associated with the Program Tumor Immunology.
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