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Cancer research of the future!

With “Future X Change – The cancer research of the future!”, visitors learn about new diagnostic technologies in cancer research. Prevention options are shown, personalized cancer therapies are put to the test, the role of patients is discussed and why it is important that they actively participate in cancer research.

The experts research and work in universities, research institutions, companies, clinics, treatment centers, patient representatives and foundations. They present their work in the plenary session, and interested visitors have the chance to talk to them at topic islands and deepen their knowledge of cancer research.

A joint event by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the National Decade against Cancer and the Futurium, House of Futures.

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann, Chairman of the Board and Scientific Foundation Board of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, and co-chair of the strategy group of the National Decade against Cancer
  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Derer-Petersen, working group leader for molecular gastroenterology, Institute for Nutritional Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhling, Head of the Translational Medical Oncology Department, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Managing Director of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg
  • Dr. Stefanie Houwaart, patient representative, coordinator of the Scientific Advisory Board of the BRCA Network e. V. – Help with familial breast and ovarian cancer e. V., member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Biobank Node (GBN), speaker at the House of Cancer Self-Help - Federal Association. v.
  • Sonya Kraus, presenter, bestselling author and actress
  • Dr. Daniel Thrun, senior scientist at the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital with a focus on machine learning and magnetic resonance imaging

Totinia Hörner, presenter

  • Venue: Forum
  • Entry is free.
  • Event language: German
  • Conditions of participation: no previous knowledge required
  • Registration is required. Remaining tickets are available at the box office.

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Informationen zur Barrierefreiheit

  • We are a wheelchair accessible venue.
  • Spaces without seating are available for wheelchair users.
  • An induction loop system is available.
  • Interpretation into easy language.
  • We keep seats open in case you want to sit close to the stage due to visual impairments.
  • People with visual impairments are welcome. We will request guide dog assistance if you need it.
  • The event addresses interested people of age 16+.
  • Drinks and food are available for purchase.
The future is for everyone! The Futurium wants to be accessible to everyone.

If there are any other access needs on your part, please feel free to let us know. We will try to meet them:

All information on accessibility can be found here.