Single-color presentation of triple fluorescent image of tissue culture cells showing cell nucleus, cytoskeleton structures and cell-to-cell connecting organelles.
Analysis of a DNA microarray: Each spot signifies whether a particular gene in the tissue under investigation is active or not. This highly automated analysis method will make complex diagnoses in cancer research easier in the future.
Tissue section of colon (bowel) cancer. Bowel cancer is being investigated in studies conducted by scientists in the Research Program “Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention”.
Dendritic cells (center) play a key role in cancer vaccines: They direct the immune system’sattack to the tumor by presenting a search warrant picture of the tumor cells to killer T cells.
Computer-controlled radiation collimator (multileaf collimator)
Transmission electron microscope image of human papillomaviruses (HPV). For his discovery that HPV viruses cause cervical cancer, Prof. Harald zur Hausen was awarded the Medicine Nobel Prize in 2008.
The divisions of the Research Program “Translational Cancer Research” are part of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT). The Tumor Board of NCT is an interdisciplinary expert board in which scientists and physicians generate treatment recommendations.
Antibodies are proteins that play an important role in immune defense and are formed in response to substances called antigens. One of DKFZ’s Research Programs focuses on studying the role of the immune system in cancer.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the German Cancer Research Center on the occasion of the institute's 50th anniversary.