The researchers of the HZDR Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay work in different groups at the umbrella research platform OncoRay. The focus of activities of the OncoRay – National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology is translational research, which means that lab results should reach the patient as quickly as possible. OncoRay researchers thus get together with physicians from the Department of Radiotherapy and Radiooncology at Dresden University Hospital to conduct clinical studies examining promising research results. Furthermore, clinician scientists who work as physicians and researchers build a natural bridge between clinic and lab. Often, other hospitals, research groups and industrial partners are also involved on both a national and international level.
The OncoRay Center is an umbrella research platform, assembling 80 researchers from the three operating institutions: the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. At OncoRay, they work in cross-disciplinary programs with focuses on medicine, physics, biology and information science.