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National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg (NCT)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg University
Location
Im Neuenheimer Feld 460, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT Heidelberg), Heidelberg, PO: 69120 (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
Germany
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2004
Scientific Description
Initiated in 2004, and actively treating patients since 2005, the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg was founded as an exceptional alliance between the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg University Medical School (HUMS) together with Heidelberg Medical Faculty and German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe). NCT is a comprehensive cancer center uniquely positioned to benefit from the wealth of DKFZ cancer research and the Heidelberg biomedical campus. NCT’s mission is two-fold: to provide optimal interdisciplinary oncology with current clinical therapies and to rapidly transfer scientific knowledge into clinical applications through comprehensive translational and preventive oncology.

RI Keywords
Comprehensive cancer center, Precision oncology, Interdisciplinary oncology, Translational cancer research
Classifications
RI Category
Systems Biology/Computational Biology Facilities
Structural Biology Facilities
Translational Research Centres
Cell Culture Facilities
Animal facilities
Data Mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centers, including statistical analysis
Complex Data Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Clinical Research Centres
Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks)
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Research Data Service Facilities
Bio-informatics Facilities
Databases
Chemical Libraries and Screening Facilities
Reference material repositories
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Services
NCT Heidelberg

NCT is a comprehensive cancer center uniquely positioned to benefit from the wealth of DKFZ cancer research and the Heidelberg biomedical campus. Established in 1964, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is the largest biomedical research center in Germany and one of Europe’s leading oncologic research institutions. In over 100 divisions and research groups (with 24 junior groups), a staff of approximately 3000 members including more than 1,000 scientists have undertaken the mission to unravel the causes and mechanisms underlying cancer development and progression and, based on innovative research, to develop novel strategies for the diagnosis, early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer. DKFZ has a track record in outstanding biomedical research with translational platforms consolidated into NCT. DKFZ’s many disciplines and interactions, strategic partnerships with academia and industry, provide a strong framework for NCT projects. DKFZ gives NCT full access to its excellent research infrastructure. Heidelberg University Medical Center is one of the largest and most prestigious medical centers in Europe (staff: 6000), with approximately 800,000 patient visits annually. In more than 40 clinics, 59,700 inpatients are seen every year, and 40% of these contacts are cancer-related. Modern premises, state-of-the-art equipment and efficient workflows enable high-performance medicine. Heidelberg University Medical Center has integrated all clinical departments with oncological activities into NCT. NCT serves as the common entry portal for all oncology outpatients on the Heidelberg Medical Campus. NCT’s mission is two-fold: to provide optimal interdisciplinary oncology with current clinical therapies and to rapidly transfer scientific knowledge into clinical applications through comprehensive translational and preventive oncology.

Collaborations
Networks
International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
NCT Heidelberg
ECCO – the European Cancer Organisation
German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK)
Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI)
Date of last update: 13/03/2017
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