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Press Releases

Human Papilloma Viruses: Antibody Status as a Cancer Warning

DKFZ News       13. October 2020

Human papilloma viruses (HPV) can cause various tumor diseases, including cancer of the throat. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) in Heidelberg are now providing evidence that antibodies against certain viral proteins could be an early warning sign of an increased risk of developing throat cancer. More...

Mit Hochdurchsatz gegen Krebs und COVID-19: Dieter Morszeck Stiftung unterstützt Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum mit einer Million Euro

DKFZ News        18. May 2020

Mit einer Million Euro fördert die Dieter Morszeck Stiftung am Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) den Aufbau einer Hochdurchsatz-Infrastruktur für die serologische Analyse an Blutproben. Die Technologie ermöglicht es, große Personengruppen auf akute oder frühere Infektionen mit Viren oder Bakterien zu untersuchen. Zunächst soll die Plattform eingesetzt werden, um den Nachweis von Antikörpern gegen SARS-CoV-2 und gleichzeitig andere Corona-Viren in großem Maßstab zu ermöglichen. Langfristig soll die Methodik genutzt werden, um zu untersuchen, in wie weit bestimmte Viren und Bakterien mitverantwortlich für die Entstehung von Krebsarten sind. More...

A biomarker for cancer of the oropharynx

DKFZ News       03. April 2017

A growing number of cases of oropharyngeal cancer are considered to be a consequence of infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV). Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now revealed that a single blood sample test for specific antibodies can identify persons who are at a high risk of developing this type of cancer ten years or more before cancer diagnosis. More ...

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