Vision

The Kiel Oncology Network (KON) was established in 2013 with the goal of linking the research activities of basic and clinically-orientated oncology researchers and promoting cooperation between them. As such, KON incorporates expertise from different specialities involved in cancer research and care, including tumour biology, genetics and epigenetics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, structural biology as well as modern medical imaging. By utilizing such a multidisciplinary approach KON's vision is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the important steps in tumour evolution, as well as resistance mechanisms in cancer treatment. This knowledge could provide a basis for the development of innovative diagnosis and treatment strategies, to decisively improve the prognosis for and survival of cancer patients.

As part of Kiel Life Science, a cross-faculty interdisciplinary partnership including all life sciences researchers at Kiel University, all projects in the KON interdisciplinary network share the central vision of Kiel Life Science – to develop new perspectives to better understand the transition from health to disease in the context of our environment.

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