Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oskar A. Haas, MD
Leukaemias are malignant diseases of the haematopoietic system that are caused by genetic defects. Our primary task is to diagnose and in detail characterise these diverse changes which are important for specific treatment and basic research, with the use of molecular and cytogenetic methods.
Multinational networking is fundamental for clinical research of malignant cancer in children and adolescents. Only controlled large-scale clinical trials allow improving complex treatment strategies, whilst smaller studies allow testing innovative drug medications to further improve survival rates. The clinical trail unit S2IRP undertakes all efforts to serve the complex tasks of clinical trial management.
Our research focus is on the generation of pediatric cancer models in zebrafish to better understand tumor initiation and tumor progression on a cellular and molecular level. In addition, zebrafish disease models are applied in small compound screens to identify therapeutic compounds.