Official supporter of the „Nationale Dekade gegen Krebs"

Research institute becomes part of the national cancer initiative of the BmBF / BmfG

Strengthening cancer research and cancer prevention on a national level and networking the actors more closely - this is the declared aim of the Nationale Dekade gegen Krebs, an initiative launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BmBF) and the Federal Ministry of Health (BMfG). The research institute Kinderkrebs-Zentrum Hamburg is now involved in this nationwide campaign and advocates increased research in childhood cancer. Professor Dr. Martin Horstmann, scientific director of the institute: “It is very important to us that pediatric cancer research is included in this nationwide commitment. Childhood cancer is largely ignored by the research industry. All the more important is this BmBF / BmfG coordinated initiative, which anchors the issue of childhood cancer more firmly in the awareness of politics and the health industry. Children are still the biggest losers in the fight against cancer, as it robs them of most of their years of life or reduces their quality of life through long-term treatment effects. Closely networked with the pediatric study centers of the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the clinical patient care at the Children's Cancer Center Hamburg, we conduct research into the most common childhood cancers. With this political commitment, we want to make a nationwide contribution to making children's cancer research heard and to expand research funding in this area.„