30 years of research have led to an increase in the chances of cure for childhood leukaemia of up to 90 %.
An individual can achieve a lot, but real breakthroughs in the fight against cancer can be achieved only by teams, the more multidisciplinary the better.


New FWF-grant approved: Decoding the epigenome and its regulation in neuroblastoma
New FWF-grant approved: Decoding the epigenome and its regulation in neuroblastoma
(Vienna, 23.11.2021) CONGRATS to Irfete Fetahu, PhD, postdoc at St. Anna CCRI on receiving a Stand-Alone Grant from the Austrian Science fund FWF. Together with her PI Sabine-Taschner-Mandl from the Tumor Biology group and colleagues, Irfete has the ambitious goal to decode the epigenome and its regulation in neuroblastoma, a tumor that forms in certain types of nerve tissue and is the most common cancer in infants. Whereas approximately 30%…
Somatic Sex - the development of malignant diseases reinterpreted
Somatic Sex - the development of malignant diseases reinterpreted
(Vienna, 28.10.2021) How do malignant diseases develop? In his recent publication, Oskar Haas from St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute suggests that the unique chromosome patterns, which define specific tumor types, arise from an accidental fusion of two normal cells - a process that simulates the fertilization of an egg with a sperm cell. This novel view represents a paradigm shift that offers fresh perspectives for basic research, the prognostic…
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Supportive Voices

The achievements St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute has made are tremendous. However, the struggle against cancer has yet to be won. I am convinced that the institute’s staff will continue on the path that has been set out with determination and commitment. I wish them every success! Em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Gadner, Founding Father

As a citizen of this country I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to all those who have helped to establish and grow St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute over the years and wish them every success in the future. Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria (ret.)

Curative treatments can only come about as a result of successful research work, such as the work done by St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute. I am delighted to have such a facility, which is held in the greatest respect not only by renowned medical congresses throughout the world, as a part of our city. Dr. Michael Ludwig, Mayor and Governor of Vienna
Source: Anniversary Publication 30 Years St. Anna Children´s Cancer Research Institute

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