Thorsten Zenz, MD
Universitätsspital Zürich - Klinik für Medizinische Onkologie und Hämatologie USZ
I am a senior physician in charge of the lymphoma program in the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the University Hospital Zurich. After training in Freiburg, London, Philadelphia and Ulm, I moved to the University Hospital, German Cancer Research Center and National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg, where I developed a translational research program on precision medicine for lymphoma with a particular interest in HCL. In 2015, I became a full professor at the University of Heidelberg and a Division Head at the German Cancer Research Center in 2017.
Our research aims to advance the understanding of molecular and genetic lesions in the pathogenesis of blood cancer subtypes and use this understanding to exploit it therapeutically in clinical care. For my work on precision medicine in leukemia and lymphoma, I received multiple academic prizes including the Franziska Kolb Prize (Leukemia Research), the Hans‐Jochen‐Illiger prize (Cancer Research) and the Paul‐Martini Prize (Clinical Pharmacology).