International Conference "Overcoming treatment barriers in Cancer" and the Young Scientist Symposium - June 05/06 & June 07, 2015, Berlin

The Molecular Cancer Research Center (MKFZ) and the Medical Department, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology of the Charité organize the international conference “Making walls history: Overcoming treatment barriers in Cancer“ on June 05/06, 2015 at the Harnack- Haus, Ihnestrasse 16-20, 14129 Berlin. The meeting is chaired by Prof. Dr. Clemens A. Schmitt and Dr. Soyoung Lee.

The topic is dedicated to one of the most demanding problems in cancer research: simple mutation/ inhibitor strategies following the idea of “targeted therapies” often do not work as well as expected and novel strategies taking into account the complexity of cancer are urgently needed - strategies having the potential to “Overcome treatment barriers in Cancer” that are hopefully available for clinical application in the near future. In order to present and discuss these novel strategies, internationally renowned experts in cancer research (the program can be found here) are coming together in Berlin.

For the first time, the conference is accompanied by a satellite symposium for young scientists in cancer research on June 07, aiming to bring aspiring PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from the broad cancer research field together and to create an inspiring platform for project discussions.

Abstract submission has been extended and is possible until May 11. The registration fee is 190 € for academics and 95 € for students.

Further information on the meeting is available at:

Online registration and abstract submission at:


Invitation: Talk of Prof. Michael Pfreundschuh on March 10, 2015 at 3 p.m., Forum 3, CVK

We would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming talk of 

Prof. Michael Pfreundschuh (Director, Klinik für Innere Medizin I,

Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes) on 

”B-cell receptor antigens in B-cell malignancies:

Pathogenetic and therapeutic implications“.

The talk will take place on March 10 at 3 p.m. at Kursraum 2, Forum 3, Campus Virchow-Klinikum.


Award symposium of the BSIO Female Independency Award and the MKFZ Rising Star awards on December 11, 2014

On December 11, 2014, the award symposium of the Berlin School of Integrative Oncology (BSIO) Female Independency Award (FIA) as well as the Molecular Cancer Research Center (MKFZ) Rising Star-Award took place. During the symposium, the awardees of both awards presented their work and discussed its implications and open questions lively with the audience.

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The BSIO (Graduate School 1091) is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) in the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.