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Cancer Research/Oncology Cluster

At the Medical University of Vienna and the General Hospital of the City of Vienna, the treatment and research of cancers are a high priority.

Information and objectives

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A strong bundling of skills from different disciplines and expertise are needed to research the mechanisms involved with cancer through to the translation of findings into clinical practice. To deliver and coordinate this bundling, the "Cancer Research/Oncology" research cluster has been founded at the Medical University of Vienna and a Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) established back in 2010 that mirrors international standards.

Participating Departments, Institutes and Centers

Research areas

Within the Cancer Research/Oncology cluster and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, fundamental and translational research is spread over the following areas of oncology: 

  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Toxicology, Adverse Drug Effects and Cancer Prevention
  • Experimental Therapy and Drug Resistance
  • Microenvironment, Vasculature and Metastasis
  • Cell Signalling and Metabolism
  • Biomarker Development
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques

Clinical translational research takes place in the units which cooperate closely with the relevant multi-disciplinary teams and are focused on a specific oncological disease:

  • Brustgesundheitszentrum (CCC-BGZ)
  • Central Nervous Tumour Unit (CCC-CNS)
  • Colorectal Cancer Unit (CCC-CRC)
  • Gastroesophageal Tumour Unit (CCC-GET)
  • Gynecologic Cancer Unit (CCC-GCU)
  • Musculosceletal Tumours Unit (CCC-MST)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Unit (CCC-PCU)
  • Urologic Oncology Unit (CCC-UOU)

Special technology platforms of the CCC:

  • Drug & Target Screening Platform (CCC-DTSP)
  • Molekulare Onkologische Diagnostik und Therapie (CCC-MONDTI) Maria Sibilia

Borschkegasse 8a
1090 Vienna, Austria

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Kölbl

Währinger Gürtel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria

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