The Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid) was founded on the 25th of September, 1974. The goal of this non-profit organisation "Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V." is to fight all manifestations of cancer.
Following the motto "Helping. Researching. Informing." the German Cancer Aid supports research projects to improve prevention, diagnosis, therapy, after-care and self-help. It helps to improve the equipment and personnel in hospitals and to remedy shortages and emergencies in institutions for therapy, research and rehabilitation.
Cancer patients who are in financial distress due to their disease get advice, help and in certain cases also financial support. The German Cancer Aid and its "Dr. Mildred Scheel Foundation for Cancer Research" support numerous innovative research projects in order to develop new methods of therapy and diagnosis against cancer. The German Cancer Aid not only informs about the various types of cancer but also about the possibilities of cancer prevention and motivates the population to visit medical check-ups.
We organise and support medical education, education courses and information events in order to improve the fight against cancer.