Prevention Research


The GEKKO study is a broad-range scientific study being performed at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in cooperation with gastroenterology practices in the Rhine-Neckar district and associated clinics, such as the Department of Surgery, the Breast Center and the "Thoraxklinik".

The aim of the study is to discover and evaluate novel early diagnostic tests for even earlier recognition of cancer and its precursors, since the chances of cure for most cancer types are very much better, when the disease is recognized early.