Scientific Mission and Structure of the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
The Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) was founded in 1964 on the initiative of the Heidelberg surgeon Professor K. H. Bauer, who died at the age of 86 in 1978. By decision of the State Government of Baden-Württemberg, the DKFZ was established as a foundation of public law. Since 1975, it has been a national research facility and is being financed by the Federal Government and the State of Baden-Württemberg at a ratio of 90:10 on the basis of § 91 b of the German Constitution (“Basic Law”). The Center has consisted of eight institutes since 1976.