The National Centre for Tumour Diseases in Heidelberg is to be enlarged with the help of €25 million from the German government.
The centre will bring in additional laboratories, testing equipment and patient facilities, according to its parent organisation, the DKFZ, a national cancer research centre. The funding was made available by the government of Baden-Württemberg and the federal government to honour the centre’s 50th anniversary, the DKFZ said.
The funding is intended to help the Heidelberg centre improve its clinical trials and research that involves patients. “The government will supply continuous funding for the centre, so it can develop into one of the leading centres for individualised cancer research in Europe and worldwide,” said Johanna Wanka, the German research minister.