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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

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Phone: +49 6221 422854
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E-Mail: s.seltmann@dkfz.de
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Recent Press Releases

No. 07 | 13. February 2017 | by Koh

Epstein-Barr virus and cancer: new tricks from an old dog

© Henri-Jacques Delecluse/DKFZ

Joint press release of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), and the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm)
Almost everybody has it: Scientists estimate that approximately 98 percent of adults around the world are infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. In rare cases, an infection with this virus causes cancer. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), and at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) have now discovered that a component of the Epstein-Barr virus infectious particle promotes carcinogenesis. This viral protein interferes with cell division and impairs proper distribution of the genetic material to the two daughter cells. This confers a risk of subsequent cancer development.

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No. 05 | 02. February 2017 | by AM

DKTK Berlin: The Variety of the Tumor in 3D

The three-dimensional tumor model shows in which areas the copy number of t...
© Christine Sers, Soulafa Mamlouk / Charité Berlin

During its formation, every tumor receives a specific genetic profile, which can be utilized for personalized cancer therapy. But even within one tumor, various regions can develop which have distinct features. By making a three-dimensional tumor model, researchers at the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) at the Charité Medical University of Berlin, at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden, and at the Technical University in Munich, were able to show for the first time how cancer-relevant genes in colorectal cancer are amplified in specific tumor regions. The results could help to improve routine molecular diagnostics. The DKTK is made up of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg as the core location, along with renowned oncology departments of universities in various partner locations across Germany.

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No. 04b | 01. February 2017

Immune System with a Timer

© Dr. Marco Binder

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered a previously unknown feedback mechanism of the human immune system. Their research shows how the innate immune system is quickly activated in the case of a viral infection, but is inhibited after just a few hours. This prevents an excessive immune reaction that might result in cell damage. The results of the study have been published in the journal "Molecular Cell."

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