The OncoRay Center

Contact: Mechthild Krause  

Image: OncoRay/André Wirsig

The Dresden Center OncoRay pools the strengths of its three operating partners: the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden; the Faculty of Medicine at the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden; and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).

Together with the Heidelberg-based HIRO/German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), OncoRay is the National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology (NCRO). Across its locations the Center has an outstanding infrastructure and expertise in radiation research – also by international comparison.

About 80 scientists from all over the world work on multidisciplinary programs at OncoRay, with research focusing on the fields of medicine, physics, biology and information sciences.

The objective is to achieve a decisive improvement in the treatment of cancer using biologically individualized, technologically optimized radiotherapy.

Key research projects include the further development of image-guided proton therapy and the development of novel imaging-based monitoring procedures to accurately track the proton beam in the patient during treatment. The OncoRay partners are also working on a laser-based proton therapy. Further priorities at the Center lie in patient-oriented clinical research and the study of biomarkers for radiotherapy.