Founding of the University Cancer Center (UCC) as a multidisciplinary center for tumor treatment, cancer research and education.
The "OncoRay - Center for Radiation Research in Oncology" is included in the funding program "Centers for Innovation Competence: Create Excellence - Foster Talents" by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Start of the Collaborative Research Center 655: "Cells into tissues: Stem cell and progenitor commitment and interactions during tissue formation"
UCC is awarded the title "Oncological Center of Excellence" by the German Cancer Aid. This award has been renewed with every assessment ever since.
Germany's first partner site of the Cancer Information Service (KID) by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is established in Dresden.
OncoRay is named "National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology" jointly with the Heidelberg Institute for Radiooncology (HIRO)
Dresden becomes a partner of the German Cancer Consortium.
The Federal Minister of Research announces Dresden to be the partner site of NCT Heidelberg.
The establishment of NCT Dresden begins.