The German Cancer Research Center is a national cancer research center based in Heidelberg, Germany. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the largest scientific organization in Germany. The establishment of a national cancer research center in Germany was initiated by Heidelberg surgeon Professor Karl Heinrich Bauer. The DKFZ was set up in 1964 by resolution of the State government of Baden-Wuerttemberg as a foundation under public law. In 1975, the Center became a member of the Association of National Research Centers.
More than 450,000 people develop cancer every year in Germany. This disease presents particular challenges to research. Because cancer is not equal to cancer, and even from patient to patient the disease often runs differently. The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, according to its statutes , the task of carrying out cancer research. Our more than 3,000 employees, including over 1,200 scientists, are researching into more than 90 departments and working groups such as cancer emerges, capture cancer risk factors and look for strategies that prevent, That people develop cancer. They are developing new approaches to more accurately diagnose tumors and treat cancer patients more successfully.
A special award in 2008 was the award of the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Prof. Harald zur Hausen . He had discovered that human papillomaviruses (HPV) trigger cervical cancer. In 2014 the second DKFZ scientist received the Nobel Prize with Prof. Stefan W. Hell. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his "development of high-resolution fluorescence microscopy". The employees of the cancer information service (KID) clarify the affected persons, relatives and interested citizens about the national disease cancer. 90 percent of the Center is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and 10 percent by the state of Baden- Württemberg.
The AGF was transformed into the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers in 1995. The Center has also been a member of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) since 1977. A result of successful cooperation of the German Cancer Research Center with other partners is the first new building for "The National Center for Tumor Diseases" (NCT) in Heidelberg. The project was commissioned by the German Cancer Aid with 29 Million Euro, as it was officially announced at the opening celebration on November 2, 2010 with Germany’s Minister of Health, Dr. Philipp Roesler (Berlin).
The following is the list of scholars from German Cancer Research Center who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from German Cancer Research Center that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from German Cancer Research Center that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.