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DKFZ Hector Research Divisions

Personalized Medical Oncology

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Sonja Loges

Head of the Division

Dr. med. Melanie Janning

Deputy Head of Division

Cancer Survivorship & Psychological Resilience

- In the recruitment phase -

Molecular Cancer Prevention

- In the recruitment phase -

DKFZ Hector Junior Clinical Cooperation Units and Junior Groups

Translational Surgical Oncology

Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Schölch

Translational Gastrointestinal Oncology and Preclinical Models

Johannes Betge

PD Dr. med. Johannes Betge

Intelligent Systems and Robotics in Urology

PD Dr. med. Karl-Friedrich Kowalewski

Translational Molecular Imaging in Oncologic Therapy Monitoring

PD Dr. med. Freba Grawe

Tumorigenesis and molecular cancer prevention

Dr. rer. nat. Karol Nowicki-Osuch

Junior Clinical Cooperation Unit (associated)

Translational Lymphoma Research

Dr. med. Katharina Clemm von Hohenberg

Associated Departments and Research Units

II. Department of Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Ebert
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Teufel
Department of Medicine: University Hospital Mannheim

III. Department of Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Wolf-K. Hofmann
Haematology, oncology, blood cancer: University Hospital Mannheim



Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Reißfelder
Surgery operations, transplants: University Hospital Mannheim



Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Utikal
Clinical Cooperation Unit Dermato-Oncology: DKFZ


Gynecology & Obstetrics

Prof. Dr. med. Frederik Marmé
Gynecological clinic: University Hospital Mannheim

Health Economics 

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Schlander
Health Economics: DKFZ


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Adelheid Cerwenka
Immunobiochemistry: UMM „Universitätsmedizin Mannheim“


Institute for Clinical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Neumaier
Institute for Clinical Chemistry: UMM „Universitätsmedizin Mannheim“

Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

Prof. Dr. med. Jan P. Nicolay
Prof. Dr. med. Cyrill Géraud
Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology: University Hospital Mannheim

Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Boettcher
Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery: UMM „Universitätsmedizin Mannheim“


Radiology and nuclear medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Schönberg
KIRN: University Hospital Mannheim


Radiotherapy and radiooncology

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Giordano
Radiotherapy fighting cancer: University Hospital Mannheim


Transfusion Medicine and Immunology

Prof. Dr. med. Harald Klüter
Transfusion Medicine and Immunology: UMM „Universitätsmedizin Mannheim“



Prof. Dr. med. Maurice Stephan Michel
Urology: prostate, renal tumours: University Hospital Mannheim 


Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumor Immunology

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Platten
Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumor Immunology: DKFZ



Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Brochhausen-Delius
Pathology: UMM „Universitätsmedizin Mannheim“


Signaling and Functional Genomics 

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Boutros (until 2023)
Division of Signaling and Functional Genomics: DKFZ


Vascular Oncology and Metastasis 

Prof. Dr. med. vet. Hellmut Augustin
Division of Vascular Oncology and Metastasis: DKFZ


Federated Information Systems 

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Lablans
Federated Information Systems: DKFZ