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Recent Press Releases
Aurelio Teleman honored with 2015/2016 Johann Georg Zimmermann-Prize
For over 40 years now, the Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG (Deutsche Hypo) has awarded the Johann Georg Zimmermann Prize to honor outstanding scientific achievements in the field of cancer research. This year’s award goes to Aurelio Teleman from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Aurelio, a biochemist, is studying molecular signaling pathways that regulate metabolism in cells. Defects in these signaling pathways can lead to cancer.
DKTK: Incentive for clinically relevant cancer research: Joint Funding Contest rewards outstanding methods of diagnosis and therapy
The enormous growth in knowledge in cancer research presents physicians and scientists with the challenge of ensuring that patients not only benefit from the latest insights and developments but also as quickly as possible. The Joint Funding Contest organized by the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) has created new momentum for knowledge transfer into clinical application. This year, the consortium honoured 4 studies investigating approaches for personalized cancer therapies, a diagnostic method for early detection of prostate cancer, and immunotherapy for clinical application in children. The DKTK combines the DKFZ in Heidelberg as the core center with other German centres specialized in the research and treatment of oncological diseases.
Inspired by nature: Promising new synthetic anticancer agent
Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have succeeded in synthesizing a compound that mimics the three-dimensional structure of a promising anticancer agent called fumagillin. The synthetic substance proved effective in cell culture and was significantly more stable than the natural compound. It will serve as a starting compound that will be further optimized with the goal of developing a drug against cancer and also against obesity.