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