Priority Research Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

The following is intended to serve as general information for individuals interested in the field of tumor-vessel interaction

research as well as a communication and information board for the research groups within the SPP 1190:



Welcome to the homepage of the (former) national priority research program "The tumor-vessel interface" (SPP 1190) of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

The growth of blood vessels in tumors is one of the most important, if not the most important tumor-host interaction associated with tumor progression and metastasis. Yet, a multitude of cells, molecules and mechanisms way beyond classical tumor angiogenesis control the complex interactions between the tumor and the vascular compartments to regulate tumor progression and metastasis.

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft has implemented the SPP 1190 in recognition of the increasing importance of tumor-vessel interaction research in current basic biomedical science. The SPP 1190 has provided funds for 17 research groups from all over Germany (see map) which are all actively involved in the molecular analysis of the complex interactions between the tumor compartment and the vascular compartment from 2006 to 2012.

The most important findings of the SPP 1190 have been summarized in a report which you can download here.







Impressum | Last update: 06/27/2013