Research on rare tumors

"Rare tumors" are cancers that occur so rarely in children that there are as yet no established treatment standards and usually no clinical trials for them. These include certain skin cancers, tumors of the ENT area, colon cancer and tumors of the female genitalia.

Several research groups at KiTZ are working to develop targeted treatment options for rare tumors as well. Within the INFORM registry study, the tumors of children and adolescents who have relapsed after cancer are comprehensively investigated by molecular genetics. Characterizing the tumor as precisely as possible should help to successfully combat the cancer.

All KiTZ publications at a glance.