KiTZ Research groups

At the KiTZ, research groups from DKFZ and Heidelberg University Clinic work together within the preclinical program (headed by Prof. S. Pfister) to better understand cancer and severe blood diseases. Their aim is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pediatric oncology and hematology.

The research groups also belong to the DKFZ department "Pediatric Neurooncology" (headed by Prof. S. Pfister), the clinical cooperation unit "Pediatric Oncology" (headed by Prof. O. Witt), the Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology (headed by Prof. A. Kulozik), the DKFZ department "Neuroblastomgenetics" (headed by PD F. Westermann) and the DKFZ Junior Research Group "pediatric glioma research" (headed by Dr. David Jones).

Main research areas at the KiTZ