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Center for Cancer Research

Research from the laboratory to the patient and vice versa

Around 20 innovative research projects are initiated at the Center for Cancer Research every year. Due to the affiliation of the center to the Medical University of Vienna and the proximity to the AKH Wien (Vienna General Hospital), basic research and clinic can work together very closely and the research results flow directly into diagnosis and therapy.

Our vision: Cancer is a conquerable and curable disease!

30. November 2022

"For Women in Science" grants for young female researchers from MedUni Vienna

As part of the "For Women in Science" scholarship program, four scientists were honored for their research contributions. Two of the awards, each…
22. November 2022

Thomas Vogl receives prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the EU

Thomas Vogl, research group leader at MedUni Vienna's Center for Cancer Research, has received a "Starting Grant" from the European Research Council…
25. October 2022

This was the Cancer Research Run 2022

€200,000 raised for cancer research. We would like to thank all runners, sponsors and supporters!
06. October 2022

Small Cell Lung Cancer: New Approaches to Personalised Treatment

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a particularly aggressive tumour, which has so far been treated with standardised measures. A study led by MedUni…
Cellular and Molecular Tumor Biology

Cellular and Molecular Tumor Biology

Investigation of the basic mechanisms leading to tumor development with particular emphasis on molecular cancer epidemiology, cancer cell signaling and therapy, mutagenesis, tumor-stroma interactions and the impact of inflammation on tumorigenesis. Read more

Mainly researched types of cancer

▪ colon cancer
▪ liver cancer
▪ osteosarcoma
▪ melanoma
Applied and Experimental Oncology

Applied and Experimental Oncology

Development and evaluation of novel anticancer compounds and/or therapy targets based on the precise elucidation of molecular factors underlying cancer development and progression. Elaboration of strategies to avoid therapy resistance against classical chemotherapy and novel targeted anticancer compounds. read more

Mainly researched types of cancer

▪ lung cancer and mesothelioma
▪ colon cancer
▪ breast cancer
▪ brain tumors (also in children)
▪ bladder carcinoma
▪ melanoma
▪ osteo- and soft tissue sarcomas
 Chemical Safety and Cancer Prevention

Chemical Safety and Cancer Prevention

Characterization of the toxicologic and carcinogenic potential of chemicals. Investigation of the complex cellular pathways by which cancer risk factors affect the multistep evolution of cancer. Elucidation of the molecular basis of therapy resistance. read more

Mainly researched types of cancer

▪ breast cancer
▪ liver cancer
▪ colon cancer
Tumor Progression and Metastasis

Tumor Progression and Metastasis

Identification and characterization of molecular mechanisms which promote tumor cells to invade into the surrounding tissue and into the circulation to form metastases. Examination of molecular mechanisms which educate cells of the tumor microenvironment such as cancer-associated fibroblasts and immune cells to facilitate metastatic colonization. read more

Mainly researched types of cancer

▪ liver cancer
▪ prostate cancer
▪ breast cancer

Scientific Services

Scientific Services

Equipped with the most modern devices and technologies, our facilities support scientists and students in their research work at the Center for Cancer Research. read more

Facilities

▪ FACS
▪ Microscopy & Imaging
▪ Cellculture
▪ Histology
▪ IT

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07. December 2022 12:30 PM-13:30 PM
Progress Report: Hemma Schüffl (Heffeter lab)
14. December 2022 12:30 PM-13:30 PM
Progress Report: Lena Artner (Sibilia lab)
21. December 2022 12:30 PM-13:30 PM
Progress Report: Stefan Scheiner (Berger lab)
18. January 2023 12:30 PM-13:30 PM
Progress Report: Bianca Montsch (Heffeter lab)