Press and Public Relations

Press and Public Relations

Press Officer and Head of Press and Public Relations (in ch.)

Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

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

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

Recent Press Releases

No. 39 | 20. July 2017 | by Koh

Surprising genetic variety in childhood brain cancer

MRT-Image of a Medulloblastoma
© DKFZ

An international research team led by scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Hopp Children's Tumor Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ) has identified new genetic alterations and mechanisms that lead to very aggressive types of childhood brain cancer. Their results, which have now been published in the journal Nature, will contribute to developing novel treatment approaches for previously incurable cancer cases and to targeting tumors more specifically.

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No. 38c | 18. July 2017 | by Koh

How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

Co-culture of endothelial cells (green) and pericytes (red) results in sphe...
© Milde/DKFZ

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University have discovered a new mechanism that causes faster sprouting of blood vessels. Cells of a specific type called pericytes, which are attached to the outside of fine blood vessels, are involved in this process. If a particular protein molecule is switched off, this leads to the formation of significantly more, albeit immature, vessels, the scientists now report. As a result, the tumor gets supplied better and can grow faster.

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No. 38 | 17. July 2017 | by Koh

Visit to DKFZ - A clear signal

© DKFZ

During the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the German Cancer Research Center, they will tour a laboratory and converse with patients.

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