The KiTZ

An initiative of the German Cancer Research Center,

the University Hospital Heidelberg and the Heidelberg University

KiTZ and UKHD – a unique partnership for the future of our children

Dear visitors,

The KiTZ is unique and we are proud that this new therapy and research center is part of the University Hospital Heidelberg!
It was important to us to create a framework for future-oriented research and therapy through in pediatric oncology. To this end, we have bundled all our strengths and built up the appropriate infrastructure for a comprehensive treatment of young cancer patients at the KiTZ - in close partnership with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).

Children need our help most: It is our goal, to offer new chances by exploring and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic methods, especially for the children and adolescents, who cannot be helped by the current treatment options. In addition, at the University Hospital and at the Children's Hospital Heidelberg, we are doing everything we can to support our patients and their parents with an extensive range of therapies and counselling.

As a supporting institution and initiator, we wish the KiTZ a lot of success!

Prof. Dr. Annette Grüters-Gravelly
Leading medical director of the Heidelberg University Hospital


More available soon!