International cooperations at KiTZ

Research at KiTZ - behind this stands a broad spectrum of pediatric oncology research projects conducted by scientific working groups of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital.

While we discuss our national clinical cooperation units elsewhere, the focus here is on our international projects. Together with colleagues from Europe and around the world, we are working together to enable a childhood without cancer.

The Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer Consortium (ITCC) was founded in 2003. It is a non-profit organization.

ITCC brings together 54 European pediatric oncology departments with expertise in conducting early-stage studies in children and adolescents, as well as 22 European research laboratories. The goal of this organization is to develop novel therapies for the treatment of cancer in children and adolescents in collaboration with regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, parents and patients.
In January 2011, ITCC was established as a European Category 1 network for pediatric research at the European Medicines Agency (EnprEMA).
The consortium consists of several committees, each of which addresses the unique problems of developing novel therapeutic strategies in pediatric oncology.

For more information, please visit the ITCC website.



The PedBrain Tumor Project is part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and focuses on the genetic characterization of pediatric brain tumors.

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