Oncology as a development focus has existed since 2012 and is currently represented by 21 departments and institutes.

The following four topics are being developed:

  1. Identification of new biological processes that lead to malignant transformation and tumor initiation;
  2. Mechanisms of tumor progression and tumor relapses;
  3. Definition and validation of new therapeutic targets and proof of their functional relevance;
  4. Improvement of the treatment of oncological diseases including psycho-oncological aspects.