NCT Heidelberg

Selected Publications

Gröschel S, Hübschmann D, Raimondi F, Horak P, Warsow G, Fröhlich M, Klink B, Gieldon L, Hutter B, Kleinheinz K, Bonekamp D, Marschal O, Chudasama P, Mika J, Groth M, Uhrig S, Krämer S, Heining C, Heilig CE, Richter D, Reisinger E, Pfütze K, Eils R, Wolf S, von Kalle C, Brandts C, Scholl C, Weichert W, Richter S, Bauer S, Penzel R, Schröck E, Stenzinger A, Schlenk RF, Brors B, Russell RB, Glimm H, Schlesner M, Fröhling S. Defective homologous recombination DNA repair as therapeutic target in advanced chordoma. Nat Commun 10:1635, 2019.

  • This work describes the discovery of defective homologous recombination DNA repair as therapeutic target in patients with advanced chordoma, and provides new insight into the mechanisms underlying acquired resistance to pharmacologic PARP inhibition.

Trautmann M, Cheng YY, Jensen P, Azoitei N, Brunner I, Hüllein J, Slabicki M, Isfort I, Cyra M, Wardelmann E, Huss S, Altvater B, Rossig C, Hafner S, Simmet T, Ståhlberg A, Åman P, Zenz T, Lange U, Kindler T, Scholl C, Hartmann W, Fröhling S. Requirement for YAP1 signaling in myxoid liposarcoma. EMBO Mol Med, accepted for publication.

  • These findings identify increased activity of the transcriptional co-activator YAP1 as crucial and potentially targetable feature in the development of myxoid liposarcoma.

Heining C, Horak, P, Uhrig S, Codó P, Klink B, Hutter B, Fröhlich M, Bonekamp D, Richter D, Steiger K, Penzel R, Endris V, Ehrenberg KR, Frank S, Kleinheinz K, Toprak UH, Schlesner M, Mandal R, Schulz L, Lambertz H, Fetscher S, Bitzer M, Malek NP, Horger M, Giese NA, Strobel O, Hackert T, Springfeld C, Feuerbach L, Bergmann F, Schröck E, von Kalle C, Weichert W, Scholl C, Ball CR, Stenzinger A, Brors B, Fröhling S,* Glimm H.* NRG1 fusions in KRAS wild-type pancreatic cancer. Cancer Discov 8:1087-1095, 2018.

  • This work describes the discovery of rearrangements of the NRG1 gene as recurrent and therapeutically addressable changes in young patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Chudasama P, Mughal SS, Sanders MA, Hübschmann D, Chung I, Deeg KI, Wong SH, Rabe S, Hlevnjak M, Zapatka M, Ernst A, Kleinheinz K, Schlesner M, Sieverling L, Klink B, Schröck E, Hoogenboezem RM, Kasper B, Heilig C, Egerer G, Wolf S, von Kalle C, Eils R, Stenzinger A, Weichert W, Glimm H, Gröschel S, Kopp HG, Omlor G, Lehner B, Bauer S, Schimmack S, Ulrich A, Mechtersheimer G, Rippe K, Brors B, Hutter B, Renner M, Hohenberger P, Scholl C, Fröhling S. Integrative genomic and transcriptomic analysis of leiomyosarcoma. Nat Commun 9:144, 2018.

  • This work describes the systematic analysis of the genetic “landscape” of advanced leiomyosarcoma. The results have provided the basis for the NCT PMO-1603 (TOP-ART) trial for patients with advanced solid tumors and defective homologous recombination DNA repair.

Dieter SM, Heining C, Agaimy A, Huebschmann D, Bonekamp D, Hutter B, Ehrenberg KR, Fröhlich M, Schlesner M, Scholl C, Schlemmer HP, Wolf S, Mavratzas A, Jung CS, Gröschel S, von Kalle C, Eils R, Brors B, Penzel R, Kriegsmann M, Reuss DE, Schirmacher P, Stenzinger A, Federspil PA, Weichert W,* Glimm H,* Fröhling S.* Mutant KIT as imatinib-sensitive target in metastatic sinonasal carcinoma. Ann Oncol 28:142-148, 2017.

  • This work describes an activating mutation of the KIT receptor in a patient with a sinonasal carcinoma as a cross-entity point of attack for therapy.

Chudasama P, Renner M, Straub M, Mughal SS, Hutter B, Kosaloglu Z, Schweßinger R, Scheffler M, Alldinger I, Schimmack S, Persigehl T, Kobe C, Jäger D, von Kalle C, Schirmacher P, Beckhaus MK, Wolf S, Heining C, Gröschel S, Wolf J, Brors B, Weichert W, Glimm H, Scholl C, Mechtersheimer G, Specht K, Fröhling S. Targeting FGFR1 for treatment of soft-tissue sarcoma. Clin Cancer Res 23:962-973, 2017.

  • This work describes the discovery of recurrent changes of the FGFR1 receptor as a therapeutic target in patients with soft-tissue sarcomas.

Kordes M, Röring M, Heining C, Braun S, Hutter B, Richter D, Geörg C, Scholl C, Gröschel S, Roth W, Rosenwald A, Geissinger E, von Kalle C, Jäger D, Brors B, Weichert W, Grüllich C, Glimm H,* Brummer T,* Fröhling S.* Cooperation of BRAF F595L and mutant HRAS in histiocytic sarcoma provides new insights into oncogenic BRAF signaling. Leukemia 30:937-946, 2016.

  • This work describes a new and therapeutically addressable class of activating mutations of the BRAF kinase.

Placke T, Faber K, Nonami A, Putwain SL, Salih HR, Heidel FH, Krämer A, Root DE, Barbie DA, Krivtsov AV, Armstrong SA, Hahn WC, Huntly BJ, Sykes SM, Milsom MD, Scholl C,* Fröhling S.* Requirement for CDK6 in MLL-rearranged acute myeloid leukemia. Blood 124:13-23, 2014.

  • This work describes the discovery of the cell cycle regulator CDK6 as a therapeutically addressable effector of MLL fusion proteins in an aggressive subtype of acute myeloid leukemia. The results have provided the basis for the AMLSG 23-14 trial of the German Austrian AML Study Group.