Institute of Radiooncology at HZDR
The HZDR, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, and the Medical Faculty at the TU Dresden have been working together in the field of radiation therapy of cancer for some time now - a collaboration which culminated in the 2005 opening of the Dresden OncoRay Center. The new Dresden-based Institute of Radiooncology is an important part of a powerful research infrastructure in the field of radiation oncology.
The aim of the institute is to improve cure of cancer through biologically individualized and technologically optimized radiotherapy. The Institute's focus and strategy - to bridge the gap between research and clinical application - have been defined in response to the high demand for pre-clinical and clinical translational research in this area.
- Establishment of the "National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology” as an internationally unique treatment and research platform for proton therapy
- Further development of proton therapy
- Focus on tumor movement and on in-homogeneous dose distributions
- Biological imaging as a basis for laser-accelerated proton development and implementation
- Improving radiation therapy through combination with new biologically targeted drugs
- Individualized radiation treatment planning
- Precise prediction of the outcome of radiation therapy and combined modality treatment
- Characterization and modulation of the pathologically altered micromilieu and metabolism of tumors versus healthy tissue
- Monitoring of the application of proton and ion radiotherapy e.g. through development of novel imaging techniques
Training of Young Talents
To promote young talents and to educate much-needed experts in the field, the Institute offers graduate (Master's and Ph.D.) programs in “Medical Radiation Sciences” through the OncoRay Graduate School.
How to Find Us
The Institute of Radiooncology is located on the University Hospital campus (Buildings 130 and 44).
Fetscherstrasse 74/Bldg. 44 or Fiedlerstrasse 26/Bldg. 130