News from KiTZ

Dietmar Hopp Foundation funds development of new cancer therapies for children at the KiTZ with around 21 million euros

 

To give young cancer patients faster access to more effective therapies with fewer side effects, the Dietmar Hopp Foundation is funding two projects…

Complex mutation patterns help understand causes of childhood cancer

 

Typical mutation patterns in the genome can provide information about the cause of cancer and how to combat it. So far, however, such mutation…

Cancer in children: New treatment opportunities through drug testing on mini-tumors

 

One fifth of all children suffering from cancer still die because standard therapies are no longer effective in the event of a relapse. A team of…

„Kiwis against Cancer“ donates 50,000 Euros for brain tumor research at Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg

 

The organization "Ein Kiwi gegen Krebs" (A Kiwi against Cancer) has been committed to helping children with cancer for years and this year again…

Leibniz Prize for Stefan Pfister

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfister, Director of the Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), Head of Department at the German Cancer Research Center…

Arnfried and Hannelore Meyer Foundation supports novel drug trial for children with cancer

 

Children with cancer who have relapsed usually have a poor prognosis because standard therapies are no longer effective. The Arnfried and Hannelore…

Fourteen of our researchers among the most quoted in 2022

 

Stefan Pfister, Director at the Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), is among the top one percent of the world's most cited researchers in…

High award for Stefan Pfister

 

Stefan Pfister, director of the Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), department head at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ),…

TV host Dr. Johannes Wimmer launches new video series on childhood cancer together with Hopp Children's Cancer Center

 

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents' heads are often full of worries and questions. This makes info channels with reliable and…

Shutting down childhood brain tumor cells in "sleep mode" for good

 

New therapeutic approach for children and adolescents with slow-growing brain tumors: "dormant" tumor cells do not respond to conventional therapies,…