• sense clinically
  • think mechanistically
  • act interdisciplinarily
  • treat innovatively

Prof. Dr. med. Il-Kang Na

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Hämatologie, Onkologie und Tumorimmunologie
Augustenburger Platz 1
13353 Berlin

Berlin Institute of Health
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2
10178 Berlin


Experimental and Clinical Research Center
Lindenberger Weg 80
13125 Berlin

Berlin-Brandenburg Center für Regenerative Therapien
Föhrerstr. 15
13353 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 450 569127
Fax: +49 30 450 7540155
Email: il-kang.na(at)charite.de

Scientific Scope

We investigate defects and dysfunctions of the immune system in cancer patients. Focus are disease- and therapy-induced effects on immune cells, tumor cells and their interaction as well as the reconstitution of the immune system after treatment. We pursue a “next generation staging” in order to better understand the dynamic changes during conventional chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies. For this purpose, we longitudinally and comprehensively monitor dynamic modifications of the immune system, the tumor and the tumor microenvironment enforced by the chosen treatment. Aims are the gain of critical individualized information for tailored treatment approaches (combination strategies, patient selection, novel targets) and the development of novel strategies to restore the immune competence after treatment.

Please find more details here: https://www.mdc-berlin.de/de/na

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