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Andreas Zimprich Foundation

The Andreas Zimprich Foundation supports innovative research project


Andreas Zimprich | © private

Since the death of their son from a brain tumor in 2007, his parents, Marianne and Egon Zimprich were determined to promote research on the subject of Neuro-Oncology, hoping that future patients should receive a more successful treatment than Andreas Zimprich. Under the umbrella of the German Cancer Research Center Marianne and Egon Zimprich, who live in Heilbronn, Germany, established the Andreas Zimprich Foundation.

Through numerous donations as well as returns on capital investments it will now be possible to conduct a larger transfer. A sum of 7000 Euros was provided to the physician Prof. Michael Platten, director of the clinical cooperation unit  "Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumor Immunology" at the German Cancer Research Center and the University Clinic Heidelberg.

Prof. Michael Platten
Prof. Michael Platten | © dkfz.de

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Andreas Zimprich-Trust Foundation and all of the people who contributed donations" said Platten. "In comparison to lung or bowel cancer, brain tumor disease is a relatively rare occurrence. However, the progression of the disease for patients and their relatives is a major challenge. We are working with great commitment on discovering new treatment methods and are very grateful for the support." The researchers on the team of Prof. Dr. Platten are developing strategies to activate the body's own immune system against brain tumor cells. The future goal is to develop a vaccination that strengthens the immune system to such a degree, that it attacks tumor cells.

Through a donation to the Andreas Zimprich-Foundation you also can help support and promote Brain Tumor Research and participate in the development of new methods of treatment. You will find the donation account number listed below.

Your donation will be acknowledged by the tax-office as "tax-deductable" since the foundation is exclusively and solely pursuing charitable purposes. You will receive the donation confirmation required by the tax-office shortly after receipt of payment if you state your address on the bank transfer.

You can also support the Andreas Zimprich-Foundation through an additional endowment. If that is your decision we recommend that you get in touch with us.

Your contact person:
Elisabeth Hohensee
Tel. +49 6221/422848
E-mail: e.hohensee@dkfz.de

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Trustee: German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Otmar D. Wiestler, Chairman of the Management Board and Scientific Director,
Prof. Dr. Josef Puchta, Administrative-Commercial Director
Address: Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel. +49 6221/422840 Fax +49 6221/422840
Tax Nr. 32489/31552, Tax Office Heidelberg
Donation Account of the Andreas Zimprich Foundation
Kreissparkasse Heilbronn
Int. Bank Account Number: DE74620500000000228686
SWIFT-BIC: HEISDE66XXX
Board of Trustees: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wick, Dr. Rolf Zimmermann, Heidelberg, Dr. Daniel Zimprich, Ulm

last update: 29/10/2013 back to top