Dieter Saur

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Professor Saur (b. 1968) is a gastroenterologist and oncologist. He explores novel ways of targeting solid tumors with greater efficiency in order to improve the prognosis of cancer patients. He and his team investigate how tumors progress using genetically engineered models of cancer that simulate important characteristics of the human disease. The aim of this research is to achieve a mechanistic understanding of how tumor cells interact with their microenvironment and on this basis to develop new therapeutic strategies.

Professor Saur studied medicine at TUM and obtained his doctorate in neurogastroenterology. He completed his clinical training at TUM’s University Hospital rechts der Isar, qualifying as a specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology in 2007. In the same year, he was appointed senior physician and lecturer. In 2017 he was appointed Professor of Translational Cancer Research and Director of the Institute of Experimental Cancer Therapy at TUM, and Head of the Division of Translational Cancer Research at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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