NCT Research

NCT Integrative Radiation Oncology Program

Treatment outcomes of radiation therapy critically depend on reaching the tumor tissue as completely as possible while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. The aim of the Program Area of Integrative Radiation Oncology (coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Debus) is to integrate the most advanced imaging technologies into radiation oncology.

Integrative Radiation Oncology

This will make it possible to use simultaneous or real-time imaging to reach the tumor areas in the body very specifically and thus to carry out tissue-saving treatment tailored to the individual patient.

The program collaborates closely with Molecular Diagnostics to facilitate and accelerate clinical testing of new diagnostic methods in carefully planned clinical trials. The concept is to exploit all currently available molecular imaging possibilities for treatment planning and surveillance.

Collaborations with the Clinical Discovery Program are aimed at understanding the potential of different treatment combinations and testing new therapy approaches.