• Current note on the XII. UCCH Research Retreat 2020:

    Due to the ongoing pandemic and the resulting restrictions regarding COVID-19, the UCCH Research Retreat this year CANNOT be held as usual on 28/29 August 2020 at the Jesteburg conference hotel.

    Instead, the University Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH) invites UKE scientists and physicians to register for a one-day lecture event on Saturday, August 29, 2020, which will take place online via video conferencing. As usual, the lecture program will be based on the abstracts submitted (experimental, translational, clinical and epidemiological cancer research as well as health care research in cancer medicine). In addition, poster contributions can also be presented virtually. As in previous years, the event will be used to select the fellows for the UCCH Research Fellowship and to nominate the winners for the Hubertus Wald Junior Investigator Award for Oncology Research.

    The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is July 17, 2020. Please send registrations and abstracts by e-mail to ucch.science.info@uke.de .

    Required information in your registration e-mail:

    Name and title
    Clinic or institute affiliation (if applicable AG)
    Contact details (phone, e-mail)
    Research area
    Planned talk or poster title, if applicable

    Confirmations of participation will be sent by e-mail until July 31, 2020.

    The necessary data for the log-in into the video conference will be sent to all participants prior to the event.

    Notes on abstracts, talks and posters:


    Length: max. 1 DIN A 4 page
    Format: please use the following Word template ( download ), a separate Word template is available for Fellowship applicants ( download )
    Language: preferably English


    Length: 8 min presentation plus 5 min discussion
    Format: please use the following PowerPoint template ( download )
    Language: preferably English


    Layout: no special requirements
    Language: preferably English

    We are looking forward to an active participation!


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

    Upcoming talks 2020:



    Due to the restrictions concerning meetings and events in order to prevent further transmission of the novel Corona virus topCaRe seminars will temporarily be held online. All relevant information (incl. necessary registration data and links for participation in online conferences/webinars) will be announced via e-mail prior to the scheduled seminars.






    Thursday, August 20, 2020, 16:00

    Prof. Dr. Susanne Sebens
    Institute for Experimental Tumor Research, Campus Kiel, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein

    The talk title will be announced soon.

    Host: Prof. Dr. Udo Schumacher, Institute for Experimental Anatomy and Morphology, UKE