Research Program Imaging and Radiooncology
Coordinator Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Heinz-Peter Schlemmer
It is the task of the Research Program "Imaging and Radiooncology" to introduce new findings, methods, and technologies into the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Our goal is to tailor tumor treatment to the individual patient and to improve possibilities of local and systemic tumor control. The multidisciplinary Research Program is divided into two areas: Radiological Oncology: Work is centered around the development of novel approaches in diagnostics and therapy based on physical methods. Main research areas are imaging technologies and radiation therapy technologies. Because of the complexity of the matter, doctors of various disciplines, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, chemists, and biologists are collaborating in this area. Medical Oncology: This area is concerned primarily with questions of toxicology, pathology, and chemotherapy as well as approaches in gene therapy. The aim is to develop novel systemic therapeutic and diagnostic methods and to immediately transfer these into a clinical setting. This is achieved through intensive collaboration between the fundamental research divisions of the Research Program and the Clinical Cooperation Units.