Shot of group signing
Signing on the dotted line at yesterday’s ceremony were: (L to R) Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann, Chairman and Scientific Director, DKFZ, Prof. Dr. Josef Puchta, Administrative Director, DKFZ, Dr. Peter Pisters, UHN President & CEO, and Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. (Photo: UHN)

Two leading cancer research centres with a shared vision of life without cancer will collaborate to advance world-class research programs and education to benefit patients around the globe.

The partners – Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum "DKFZ"), Heidelberg, – signed a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony at UHN yesterday establishing the principles and framework for their collaboration.

Under terms of the MOU, the partners will share best-practice information in basic, translational and clinical research, support innovation in cancer research programs, establish a joint clinician and medical scientist program, and promote faculty, student and trainee exchange visits.  

Signing on behalf of the Princess Margaret, Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, said: "Cancer is a growing health problem in the world. To achieve the best future outcomes requires concerted collaborations to accelerate progress.

"The partnership between DKFZ and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will provide an international platform for generating new ideas, exchanging information, and creating new opportunities in research and education with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes and conquering cancer."

Read more about the MOU.​

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