Precision medicine has been implemented as the overarching research strategy, including personalized strategies in radiation oncology, surgical oncology, medical oncology, immunology, genomics, proteomics, prevention and early clinical development. In line with this strategy, the research structure of the NCT is defined by three main priority areas, namely
(1) Precision Local Therapy and Image-Guidance, subdivided into Radiation Oncology and Surgical Oncology,
In addition to these three main priority areas, Pediatric Oncology, Cancer Prevention and Psychosocial Oncology build research programs across the priority areas.
Patient-oriented Clinical Cancer Research Programs - primarily defined by specific groups of tumor types - ensure the efficient and continuous transfer of interdisciplinary, personalized and innovative findings from bench to bedside and back.
A wide variety of infrastructure and services – including core units for molecular tumor diagnostic, Immunomonitoring, preclinical models and data management and analytics – can be used by all NCT members.