Pressemitteilungen

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...

A defect with serious consequences: Epigenetic reprogramming turns neural stem cells into drivers of childhood brain tumors

 

During embryonic brain development, neural stem cells pass through a series of strictly regulated development phases. A mutation in a protein that...

Childhood cancer: Molecular super-enhancers determine progression of neuroblastomas

 

Childhood neuroblastomas display extreme differences in the way they develop: they can shrink spontaneously or spread aggressively to healthy tissue....

Which treatment is best for childhood brain tumors? Global trial receives funding of EUR 2.2m

 

The German Childhood Cancer Foundation (Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung, DKS) is providing EUR 2.2m to fund the first phase III clinical trial to...

September – International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: New hope for cancer relapse cases

 

Around 2,000 children in Germany are diagnosed with cancer every year. The chances of recovery are now good, but if the cancer comes back, the...

Gene defect influences tumor development in childhood brain tumors

 

Medulloblastoma are the most common malignant brain tumors affecting children. The greatest danger is that the cancer cells can quickly spread to the...

Pan-European registry study shows benefits of cancer genome sequencing for children with cancer

 

In some cases, cancer genome analysis can help find a suitable therapy for children with relapsed cancer and delay the progression of the disease....

Babies with brain tumors could benefit from targeted treatment

 

Certain brain tumors in infants are biologically different from other childhood brain tumors, and their growth could be inhibited by new targeted...