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 an international conference on “Making walls history: Overcoming treatment barriers in Cancer“ on June 05/06, 2015 at the Harnack-Haus, Ihnestrasse 16-20, 14129 Berlin; we would like to cordially invite you to the conference.

The topic of the conference reflects one of the most demanding problems in cancer research: it becomes increasingly clear that simple mutation/ inhibitor strategies following the classic idea of “targeted therapies” often do not work as well as expected. Thus, 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 are coming together in Berlin 25 years after the wall came down aiming to “Make walls history” in the field of cancer research.

For the first time the "in Cancer" conference is accompanied by a satellite symposium for young scientists in cancer research on June 07 which aims to bring aspiring PhD students from the broad cancer research field together. We seek to create an inspiring meeting to enable an exchange of ideas and provide a platform for project discussions for those who are in an early step in their research career. The satellite symposium is organized by the BSIO; participation is free for registered participants of the  Overcoming treatment barriers in Cancer meeting.

“Early Bird” registration featuring a reduced conference fee (170 € for academics, 85 € for students) and abstract submission (selected abstracts will be presented in short talks) end on April 24, 2015.

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.