Recognizing rare radiation-related secondary tumors in children

 

Radiation therapy is a central pillar of cancer treatment in children as well as in adults. In rare occasions, however, so called radiation-induced...

Bungled cell division drives cancer cells of childhood tumors to death

 

Cancer researchers have discovered a mechanism that can activate the self-destruction of cancer cells of childhood tumors: A drug combination already...

What benefit does cancer genome sequencing have for children with cancer?

 

Cancer genome analysis can help provide a more accurate diagnosis and find a suitable therapy for children with relapsed cancer and delay the...

Mapping of Genetic Control Elements in the Cerebellum

 

Heidelberg researchers decode genetic programmes responsible for the development of this organ.

When chemotherapy fails: A molecular Achilles heel in bone and soft-tissue cancer

 

Scientists at the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ) and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), working with other groups of...

Better treatment opportunities for children with cancer in Europe

 

Today at the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, in the presence of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, after whom the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology...

What drives aggressiveness in childhood neuroblastoma?

 

Scientists from the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University of Heidelberg may...

Stefan Pfister receives the Léopold Griffuel Award for his research on childhood cancer

 

Stefan Pfister, a director of the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), a department head at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and a...

Some childhood tumors start in early pregnancy

 

Neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid childhood tumors, and forms even before the baby is born. In high-risk patients, certain genetic...

Disease progression in childhood cancer: Lengthening of telomeres promotes relapse

 

Neuroblastoma can spread relentlessly or shrink spontaneously. Scientists from the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), the German Cancer...