Laying the foundations for innovative treatments
On new paths to the goal
Cancer medicine is undergoing a global transformation. This is due to novel technological breakthroughs and numerous discoveries in biomedical research, such as the CRISPR-Cas gene scissors and new insights into the role of the immune system in cancer.
In three research groups, our staff conducts research on central topics in pediatric oncology: leukemias, brain tumors, and stem cell transplantation and immunotherapies Promising findings from the laboratory are quickly transferred to clinical research and the treatment of patients at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Conversely, the close interaction between patient care and science means that problems from everyday clinical practice are quickly translated into new research questions.
Our researchers investigate the molecular and cellular basis of tumor diseases to decipher pivotal angles for therapeutic intervention. They also develop new technologies for the diagnosis, stratification and treatment of cancer and explore innovative immunotherapies.