Clinical Cooperation Unit Radiation Oncology
Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Debus (in ch.)
Radiation therapy is the second most successful and most frequently used cancer treatment after surgery. Today, over 50 percent of tumor patients receive radiation therapy.
The Cooperation Unit is a collaborative project of the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg University Radiology Clinic. At this interdisciplinary department, physicians, biologists, medical physicists, computer scientists, and engineers are working together towards a common goal: to facilitate a swift transfer of physico-technological and biological methods developed at the Center into radiotherapeutic practice for the benefit of patients.
In this process, our central task is to assess the safety and reliability of newly developed treatment methods through phase-I and -II therapy studies.