Under the roof of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden many members and associated institutes work on their oncological research projects. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Speidel and Prof. Dr. Hanno Glimm hold the first two professorships that are funded by NCT Dresden. Prof. Speidel is doing innovative research in translational surgical oncology, while Prof. Glimm is a leading clinician scientist in the field of translational medical oncology. Soon, the professor for "Translational Imaging in Oncology" will be announced. Two more professorships are going to follow over the course of next year. These professorships will synergistically enhance the oncological expertise in Dresden.