A) Imprint:

This web site is hosted by: 
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ)

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 420
Fax: +49 6221 422995
Internet: www.dkfz.de
E-mail: kontakt@dkfz.de


Legal Form:

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts (Foundation under Public Law)

Value added tax identification number: DE 143293537


Persons authorised to represent:

Chairman and Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann

Administrative Director: Prof. Dr. Josef Puchta

(address like above)


Editorial staff responsible for the internet presence:

Ulrike Grönefeld
Head of Communications and Marketing

(address like above)



The layout and graphics used and any other contents on the homepage of Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum DKFZ are protected by copyright law. © Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum DKFZ. All rights reserved.



This website offers information about the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center; DKFZ). Our goal is to keep this information up to date and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. 
However, DKFZ accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site. This material is:

  • Information of a general nature only, not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity
  • Not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date
  • Not professional or medical advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).


Some webpages are linked to external sites over which DKFZ has no control. Links have been proved during setup. Since information on the WWW is subject of current change DKFZ accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems, or the consequences thereof, incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.
This disclaimer is not intended to contravene any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.


B) Privacy Policy

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the Member States of the European Union as well as other data protection regulations is: 

German Cancer Research Center – Foundation under public law
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 420
Email: kontakt@dkfz.de
Website: www.dkfz.de


Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer 
German Cancer Research Center – Foundation under public law
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280 
69120 Heidelberg 
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 420 
Email: datenschutz@dkfz.de

1. Extent of processing of personal data

We only process the personal data of our users insofar as it is necessary to ensure the functions of the website or our content and services. We only process the personal data of our users after they have given their consent. Data may be collected in exceptional cases in which prior consent is not possible for practical reasons or the data processing is permitted by legal regulations.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we receive a data subject’s consent for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR serves as the legal basis. 

For the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract concluded with the data subject, this is done as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. This also applies to data processing operations that are necessary prior to entering into a contract.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, this is done in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR.

In the event that the processing of personal data is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, Article 6 (1) lit. d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is required for the purposes of legitimate interests on the part of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the former’s interests, this is carried out according to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.


3. Erasure of data and retention duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the intended purpose of the processing is no longer valid. In addition, data may be stored if the processing of said data is provided for by European or German legislation or by regulations, laws or other directives that are compatible with the rules of the European Union. A blocking or erasure of data is also carried out when a retention deadline prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless the further storage of the data is required for the conclusion or the performance of a contract.

Provision of the Website and creation of log files


1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our Website is accessed, our system automatically records data and information from the system of the computer that accesses the site.
The following data are collected: 

(1) Information on the type and version of the browser being used
(2) The user’s operating system
(3) The user’s internet service provider
(4) The user’s IP address
(5) Time and date of retrieval
(6) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our Website


2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.


3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address on the system is necessary to ensure the delivery of the site to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session. 

The data are stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data also serve to ensure the security of our IT systems. The data are not analyzed for marketing purposes.

The purposes also include our legitimate interest in data processing as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.


4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the intended purpose for which they have been collected. In the event that data are collected for the provision of the Website, they are deleted as soon as the session is completed. 

In the event that data are stored in log files, they are deleted no later than seven days afterwards. The data may be stored for a longer time. In this case, the user’s IP addresses are deleted or modified so that the client retrieving the Website can not be identified.


5. Options for objection and removal

Data must be collected to ensure the functioning of the site and they must be stored in log files for the operation of the website. Consequently, the user is not granted a right to object in this case.


Usage of cookies


1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed in or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user accesses a site, a cookie may be placed on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows for the clear identification of the browser for any subsequent visits to the Website. 

We place cookies to ensure our site is user-friendly. Some elements of our website call for the browser to be identified even after switching pages.


2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data with the use of cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.


3. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for the user. Some features of our Website cannot be used without the placement of cookies. For this, it is necessary for the browser to be recognized even after switching pages. 

We require cookies for the following applications:

(1) Website analysis

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our Website and its contents. These cookies enable us to learn how the site is used and to constantly optimize our service.

The analysis cookies can recognize an internet browser. However, user profiles are not associated with data of the bearer of the pseudonym without their express consent. In particular, IP addresses are anonymized immediately after they are collected, which makes it impossible to associate user profiles with IP addresses. Visitors to this Website may object to the collection and storage of these data at any time with effect for the future under the item “Web analytics by econda” below.

These purposes also include our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.


4. Duration of storage, options for objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted from the computer to our Website. Therefore, you as a user have full control of the placement of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Previously placed cookies can be deleted at any time. This can be also done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our Website, potentially not all features of the Website may be used fully.