Communications and Marketing

Communications and Marketing

Head of Communications and Marketing

Ulrike Grönefeld

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 422854
E-Mail: u.groenefeld@dkfz.de

Press Officer

Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 422843
E-Mail: s.kohlstaedt@dkfz.de 

Recent Press Releases

No. 49c2 | 17. September 2018 | by Eck

A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of colon cancer - regardless of the genetic risk profile

© Fotolia

The risk of developing bowel cancer depends, among other things, on lifestyle. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center were able to show that everyone can reduce their personal risk of colon cancer by combining as many of five healthy lifestyles as possible: non-smoking, low alcohol consumption, a healthy diet, sufficient physical activity and normal body weight. This applies regardless of the genetic risk of bowel cancer. Even those who have a slightly increased risk due to genetic factors can reduce their risk by following a healthy lifestyle.

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No. 49c | 14. September 2018 | by Koh

Sugar metabolism controls intestinal regeneration

Section from the intestine of a fruit fly: Stem cells are labelled green (G...
© M. Boutros/DKFZ

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University have discovered a surprising connection between sugar metabolism and the adaptation of intestinal tissue to the nutritional state.

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No. 49a | 12. September 2018

2018 Erwin Schrödinger Prize: Enhanced detection and treatment of prostate cancer

Presentation of the 2018 Stifterverband Science Award - Erwin Schrödinger P...
© Helmholtz/Boris Kramarić

This year's Stifterverband Science Award – Erwin Schrödinger Prize goes to an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Heidelberg. Scientists Matthias Eder, Michael Eisenhut, Uwe Haberkorn and Klaus Kopka have jointly developed a method that facilitates more reliable diagnosis as well as more specific treatment of prostate cancer.

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