Heidelberg Research College for Neurooncology

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Institution: Heidelberg University Hospital
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wick
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner-Forschungskolleg
Caption: The subject of the Heidelberg Research College for Neurooncology is „Resistance in primary brain tumours“.

Tumours in the brain are often difficult or poorly treatable. The reasons for this are the position in a crucial area of our bodies as well as molecular and structural characteristics of the tumours. In addition, changes of the tumours during treatment often reduces the effectiveness of therapies.     The sum of all factors which are limiting common treatments is referred to as drug resistance. Research into these factors as well as overcoming resistance is the main objective of the Heidelberg Research College for Neurooncology. 

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