• Tagungshotel Jesteburg frontview
    Annual UCCH Research Retreat in the Lüneburger Heide

    The X. UCCH Research Retreat 2018 is now open for registration!

    The University Cancer Center Hamburg – Hubertus Wald Tumorzentrum once again welcomes UKE/UCCH scientists and clinicians involved in cancer-relevant research to meet for talks and discussions on basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological/outcomes cancer research for one and a half days in the beautiful Lüneburger Heide. Participation is free of charge, regardless of whether you will give a scientific talk or not.

    Date: September 21/22, 2018
    Venue: Tagungshotel Jesteburg, Itzenbütteler Straße 35, 21266 Jesteburg
    Deadline for registration and abstract submission: July 30, 2018

    If you consider to take part, please visit our website under www.uke.de/ucch-research-retreat which provides all further information on the event, our online registration form and all templates necessary for participation. There you will also find information concerning the application for the UCCH Research Fellowship for junior physician scientists and the Hubertus Wald Junior Investigator Award for Oncology Research.

    We look forward to welcoming you in Jesteburg in September!


    Dr. Britta Fritzsche ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 51844 , b.fritzsche@uke.de )

  • Topics in Cancer Research (topCaRe)

    Date and time: Thursday, 4.00 p.m. (exceptions occur, please check the list further below)

    Location: Campus Forschung (N27), ground floor, room 14 (exceptions occur, please check the list further below)

    "Topics in Cancer Research (topCaRe)" is a seminar series organized by the University Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH) for scientists from UKE/UCCH and for invited speakers to present and discuss their work in experimental, translational, clinical, epidemiological or outcomes cancer research. Casual get-togethers after the talk provide additional opportunities for further discussions with the presenting scientists.

    Current information on "Topics in Cancer Research" is available

    • via e-mail service:
      To receive regular talk announcements, please send a message to ucch.science.info@uke.de with the subject "topCaRe SUBSCRIBE". Please also add your contact information in the e-mail body. If you do not wish to receive topCaRe announcements anymore, please send an e-mail with the subject "topCaRe CANCEL".
    • on this website (see "Future talks" further below).


    Dr. Britta Fritzsche ( +49 (0) 40 7410 51844 , b.fritzsche@uke.de )

    Dr. Natascha Kömm ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 57932 , n.koemm@uke.de )

    Upcoming talks 2018:



    Thursday, October 18, 2018, 16:00, Campus Lehre (N55), room 210/11

    PD Dr. Malte Kriegs
    Laboratory of Radiobiology and Experimental Radiooncology, UKE

    "The impact of EGFRvIII on glioblastoma biology and therapy"



    Thursday, November 1, 2018, 16:00, Campus Lehre (N55), room 310/11

    Prof. Dr. Christoffer Gebhardt
    Department of Dermatology und Venerology, UKE

    The talk title will be announced soon.



  • Connie Eaves giving her talk at UCCH
    UCCH's guest speaker Connie Eaves

    UCCH Special Lectures

    Mildred Scheel Lectureship

    On May 8, 2014 University Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH) proudly hosted the Mildred Scheel Lectureship. This special seminar series was initiated in 2012 by Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V. (DKH) and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). It commemorates the founder of Deutsche Krebshilfe Dr. Mildred Scheel in her outstanding commitment to fight cancer at all levels and particularly through advancing research efforts. Speakers of this series are outstanding female scientists from around the world who have contributed seminal advances in cancer research. Accordingly, this seminar series aims to encourage particularly female young researchers to pursue a career in cancer research. The lectures take place several times per year at different sites of the German Comprehensive Cancer Center Network.

    2014's guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Connie Eaves from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. With her exciting talk "Heterogeneity of Adult Tissue Stem Cell Behaviour" she gave an insight into her research on stem cell biology regarding cancer treatment but also concerning hematopoiesis, immunity, development and regeneration. Additionally, young UCCH researchers had the opportunity to personally meet Connie Eaves to discuss scientific questions as well as those concerning careers in cancer research.

    The lectureship is made possible by the financial support from Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V.