dkfz – Research for a Life without Cancer


The German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany – the DKFZ – is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany and one of the leading institutions in its field worldwide.

More than 3000 scientists from all over the world in over 90 research divisions investigate how cancer develops and endeavour to identify cancer risk factors. In doing so, they lay the groundwork for novel approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

4000 people, 92 research groups, one goal: To fight cancer. Our film opens up a world of scientific zeal and amazement. Experience a first-hand look at basic research coming to life. See the scientist’s thoughts materialise in front of your eyes. Get a feel of what it is like to be part of one of the world’s most advanced bio- medical communities. Be awed by tomorrow’s scientific achievements on their test run today.