Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology Mainz - A Helmholtz Institute of the DKFZ

Immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of some types of cancer in recent years. But the sometimes spectacular healing successes are facing numerous patients who do not benefit from the treatment. Why this is and how to remedy this is one of the most pressing questions of cancer research. The Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology Mainz (HI-TRON Mainz) takes up this question in order to develop pioneering personalized immuno-therapy for cancer therapy based on a deep understanding of the mechanisms of action. For this reason, the goal of HI-TRON Mainz is to achieve a real breakthrough in cancer therapy with these pioneering immunotherapies.

At the Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology Mainz (HI-TRON Mainz), the German Cancer Research Center cooperates with the Research Institute for Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (TRON gGmbH), the University Medical Center Mainz and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in order to combine the internationally outstanding expertise of the partners in the field of personalized immunotherapy with the translational top research in the DKFZ. The new Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology (HI-TRON) is to be set up as a world-leading center for personalized cancer medicine with a focus on immunotherapy at the science location Mainz. The cooperation partners of HI-TRON Mainz want to pursue this goal together, so that in future even more patients can benefit from the powerful weapon against cancer.

With the establishment of the HI-TRON Mainz, an institute will be created that strongly links the two locations and which will become a center of excellence in translational oncology. Through its institutionalized academic format in collaboration with industry, HI-TRON Mainz will expand the global reputation of both sites as a biotechnology hotspot and bring new therapies to clinical translation as quickly as possible.

Contact Person:
Dr. Stefanie Höger
Administrative Coordination
Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology Mainz (HI-TRON Mainz)

Mobile: +49 173 1829898
Mail: s.hoeger@dkfz.de
www.dkfz.de

In Heidelberg:
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

In Mainz:
Obere Zahlbacher Str. 63
55131 Mainz

 

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