German Cancer Congress

The German Cancer Congress (Deutscher Krebskongress ‒ DKK) is the largest and oldest congress for cancer diagnostics and therapy in the German-speaking world. The 36th German Cancer Congress will be held in Berlin from February 21 to 24, 2024 at the CityCube.

Please note that the congress language is mainly German.

Congress President

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Büttner, Direktor des Instituts für Allgemeine Pathologie und Pathologische Anatomie an der Uniklinik Köln
© Peter-Paul Weiler

The congress president of DKK 2024 is Prof. Dr. Reinhard Büttner, Director of the Institute of General Pathology and Pathological Anatomy at the University Hospital of Cologne.


Since 1951, the Deutscher Krebskongress (German Cancer Congress) has been organized by the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society). In 2024, the event will be hosted by both the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society) and the Stiftung Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid) for the 5th time. Both institutions are bringing their experts and expertise, along with many other relevant specialists in this multifaceted and complex field of oncological patient care, to the congress.

Call for Abstracts

The Congress Presidium is calling for abstracts in 36 abstract categories. The submission period starts on May 3, 2023 and ends on August 31, 2023. Submission is only possible online via this website.

Reviewers will then decide on acceptance. Accepted abstracts will complement the congress program in the form of best-of presentations in a scientific session or as posters. In addition, all accepted abstracts will be published in a digital abstract volume and in the congress app. The submitters of the best abstracts will have the chance to present their research data in a 100-second video. The video will be filmed at the congress and published on the same day for both congress participants and the wider professional public via our media partners.