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

    XI. UCCH Research Retreat 2019

    Save the date: August 30/31, 2019

    The Hubertus Wald Tumorzentrum - University Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH) annually holds a Research Retreat in the Lüneburger Heide giving scientists and physicians of all UCCH partner clinics and institutes the chance to come together and to focus their attention undistractedly to scientific affairs for one and a half days filled with presentations and discussions on experimental, translational, clinical, epidemiological, psycho-oncological and outcomes cancer research. The event aims to provide opportunities for junior and senior UCCH scientists to exchange expertise and ideas, to develop new concepts and projects and to further build the interdisciplinary UCCH network.

    The UCCH cordially invites you to participate in next year's Research Retreat free of charge, including accommodation, meals and transfer, regardless of whether you will give a talk or not.

    All relevant information concerning participation and registration will be available on this website in spring 2019.


    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. 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, December 13, 2018, 16:00, Campus Lehre (N55), room 210/11

    Dr. Daniel Merk
    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University Medical Center Tübingen

    "Targeted therapies for Sonic hedgehog medulloblastoma – approaches to identify novel treatment options in the context of SMO inhibitor resistance"

    Host: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schüller, Institute for Neuropathology, UKE and Research Institute Kinderkrebszentrum Hamburg


    Upcoming talks 2019:



    Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 15:45, Campus Forschung (N27), room 14

    Gilles Favre, PhD
    Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie, Toulouse, France

    The talk title will be announced soon.

    Host: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pantel, Institute for Tumor Biology, UKE

  • 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.