A new Children`s Cancer Center in Heidelberg
Heidelberg University Hospital and German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) will build a new research hospital for pediatric oncology in the „Neuenheimer Feld“.
The main aim of KiTZ is to enable the development of new solutions for diagnosis and therapy of children`s cancer. Finding new tools against children`s cancer is highly important, because even though 80 percent of childhood tumors can nowadays be treated successfully, the cure rates have been stagnating for years and many survivors suffer from severe sequelae. Even today, cancer is the second most cause of death in children and teenagers below 18 years in Germany.