Founded in July 2009 the Institute of Experimental Cancer Research is located in the new building of the biochemical und biomedical fundamental research department ( N27). The Institute of Experimental Cancer Research is mainly focusing on research and teaching. As clinical institute of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm (CCCU) it is one the prior aims of the institute to foster translational research in the field of cancer biology and to function as a bridge between basic research institutes and clinical departments. Our research groups are particularly interested in understanding the cellular and molecular pathogenesis or cancer, taking acute leukemias as a model disease. Another focus is the clinical research and initiation and coordination of multicenter randomized trials in the field of indolent B – NHL. In addition, the director of the institute is actively taking part in patient care at the University Hospital Ulm, Department of Internal Medicine III (Hematology /Oncology).
The institute is involved in teaching and supervising students enrolled in medicine and molecular biology and takes part in the postgraduate program of the “International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine” of the University Ulm. In addition , the institute is responsible for the conception of the module “Interdisciplinary Oncology” of the recently founded master online study program “Advanced Oncology” for postgraduates.