German Cancer Consortium

Together Against Cancer

The German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) connects top national institutions and experts from different disciplines by creating joint structures and thus contributing to help bridging the translational gap between basic research and clinical cancer research and cancer prevention. The aim of this translational research is to decisively accelerate the transfer of promising results from basic research to clinical application and to specifically address open questions from the clinic in the laboratory ("reverse translation"). In this way, the DKTK improves the early detection, diagnosis and therapy of cancer and develops new strategies for personalized oncology.

More information on the mission of the DKTK:

DKTK Central Coordination Office
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 42-1662

Press Contact
Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt
Press inquiries
Phone: +49 6221 42-2843

Dr. Nadine Ogrissek
Public Relations In-House
Phone: +49 6221 42-1646

Contact Persons
Overview on DKTK website
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Executive Board

Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann
DKFZ, Heidelberg – DKFZ Chairman and Scientific Director, DKTK Spokesperson
Ursula Weyrich
DKFZ, Heidelberg – DKFZ Administrative Director


Dr. Philipp Gebhardt
DKFZ, Heidelberg – Scientific Managing Director
Dr. Melanie Viel
DKFZ, Heidelberg – Administrative Managing Director

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