Prof. Dr. Christian Reinhardt awarded the German Cancer Prize 2023

Christian Reinhardt Headshot © UME (Universitätsmedizin Essen)

The German Cancer Prize 2023 in the category “Experimental Research” goes to Prof. Dr. Christian Reinhardt, researcher at the Medical Faculty of the UDE. His research focus is in the areas of genome stability and the biology of aggressive lymphomas, also known as “lymphatic gland cancer”. Professor Reinhardt is Director of the Clinic for Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the University Hospital in Essen.

Through his basic research in the field of signaling processes of the DNA damage response, Reinhardt has contributed to a better understanding of cancer and the development of new treatment options, according to the jury’s statement.

In addition, the cancer expert from Essen has described a new syndrome, the UBQLN4 syndrome, and clarified its genetics. His data show that increased production of the protein UBQLN4 in tumors contributes to a higher mutation frequency. In addition, his research led to preclinical and clinical studies on the effectiveness of drug therapies for patients with relapsed and refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia. With his move to Essen, a new research focus rests on the biology of aggressive lymphomas, for which he and his team are developing new, genetically triggered therapy options.

The German Cancer Prize of the German Cancer Society and the German Cancer Foundation is one of the highest awards in oncology and is endowed with 7,500 euros. The prize will be awarded on June 2nd in Berlin. It is awarded annually in the categories “Clinical Research”, “Translational Research” and “Experimental Research”.

Read the full article on the UDE website (in German).

Website of the German Cancer Prize.