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Cancer ResearchDepartment of Thoracic Surgery

Division of Cancer Research

Department of Thoracic Surgery


Our research is funded by the University of Freiburg as well as the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK).

Additional third party funding is available for the following projects:

2021 - 2023
German Cancer Consortium (Deutsches Konsortium für Translationale Krebsforschung DKTK)
Treatment Prediction and Reverse Translation of the Molecular Tumor Board Freiburg
(jointly with Prof. Dr. Anna-Lena Illert, Dr. Carla Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Tilman Brummer)

2020 - 2023
German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe)
Efficacy, molecular determinants and mechanisms of a combination therapy of ATRA and DNA-hypomethylating agents in lung adenocarcinoma

(together with Prof. Dr. Michael Lübbert)

2018 - 2021
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Defining the mechanisms of a new class of cancer mutations in the tumor suppressor genes SMAD4, PTEN and CDKN2A

2021 - 2023
Baden-Württemberg Foundation "International Excellence Program"
(Heidelberg, to Dr. Maiwen Caudron-Herger in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Isabelle Vernos, Barcelona)

2021 - 2022
Wilhelm Sander Foundation
RNA Damage Signaling in Response to Therapy: Mechanisms and functions in the cellular response to cytotoxic stress and RNA degradation

2020 - 2023
German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe)
RNA-dependent Functions in Mitosis and Cancer


Division of Cancer Research

Department of Thoracic Surgery

Center for Translational Cell Research (ZTZ)
Breisacher Str. 115
D-79106 Freiburg


Prof. Dr. Sven Diederichs

Division Head

+49 761 270-77571