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Press and Public Relations

Press Officer and Head of Press and Public Relations

Dr. Stefanie Seltmann

Dr. Stefanie Seltmann
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Dr. Stefanie Seltmann

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 422854
Fax: +49 6221 422968

E-Mail: s.seltmann@dkfz.de
or presse@dkfz.de

Recent Press Releases

No. 32c | 25. August 2016

Preventing obesity – preventing cancer!

Prof. Rudolf Kaaks
© Tobias Schwerdt/DKFZ

Cancer can be prevented by preventing obesity: Experts from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have re- evaluated available data for the new edition of the Handbook of Cancer Prevention. Rudolf Kaaks from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) has made major contributions to the current evaluation.

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No. 31 | 23. August 2016 | by Koh

Low-protein diet enhances glucose metabolism

In mice and men, a low protein diet leads to lower blood glucose and insuli...
© Wikimedia Commons/Olearys

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have shown in mice that a low-protein diet increases fat and carbohydrate burning, thus raising energy expenditure. Changing the animals' diet to low-protein intake even led to the regression of insulin resistance – independent of their body weight and total energy intake. A temporary low-protein diet also lowered insulin and glucose levels in young human volunteers. This effect is regulated by a central stress response by liver cells.

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No. 28 | 12. August 2016

Drug against psoriasis slows down cancer cell growth and metastasis

Immunofluorescence of a cutaneous T cell lymphoma after treatment with DMF ...
© Blood, Photo: Anne Schröder/Karin Müller-Decker

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) are examining a promising agent against cancer of the immune system. In this type of cancer, the tumor cells have lost their ability to respond to signals that cause programmed cell death, or apoptosis. The new substance restores this ability, thus slowing down tumor growth and, above all, metastatic spread.

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