Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Rössig
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Rössig Lab
Tel: +49 251 83-45644

“We do research to cure cancer in children and adolescents” – an interview with Claudia Rössig

Pediatrician Prof Claudia Rössig is convinced of the chances for the immunotherapeutic treatment of children with cancer. Her research group is aiming to modify patients’ T cells in such a way that they can systematically recognize or destroy cancer cells in solid tumours, or at least keep them in check.

  • Papers in the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging”


    Kailayangiri S, Altvater B, Lesch S, Balbach S, Gottlich C, Kuhnemundt J, Mikesch J-H, Schelhaas S, Jamitzky S, Meltzer J, Farwick N, Greune L, Fluegge M, Kerl K, Lode HN, Siebert N, Muller I, Walles H, Hartmann W, Rossig C. EZH2 Inhibition in Ewing Sarcoma Upregulates GD2 Expression for Targeting with Gene-Modified T Cells. Mol Ther 2019;27: 933-946. Abstract


    Rossig C, Kailayangiri S, Jamitzky S, Altvater B. Carbohydrate Targets for CAR T Cells in Solid Childhood Cancers. Front Oncol 2018;8: 513. Abstract
    Spurny C, Kailayangiri S, Altvater B, Jamitzky S, Hartmann W, Wardelmann E, Ranft A, Dirksen U, Amler S, Hardes J, Fluegge M, Meltzer J, Farwick N, Greune L, Rossig C. T cell infiltration into Ewing sarcomas is associated with local expression of immune-inhibitory HLA-G. Oncotarget 2018;9: 6536-6549. Abstract
    Spurny C, Kailayangiri S, Jamitzky S, Altvater B, Wardelmann E, Dirksen U, Hardes J, Hartmann W, Rossig C. Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression is not a predominant feature in Ewing sarcomas. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2018;65: e26719. Abstract


    Baumer N, Appel N, Terheyden L, Buchholz F, Rossig C, Muller-Tidow C, Berdel WE, Baumer S. Antibody-coupled siRNA as an efficient method for in vivo mRNA knockdown. Nat Protoc 2016;11: 22-36. Abstract
    Kailayangiri S, Altvater B, Spurny C, Jamitzky S, Schelhaas S, Jacobs AH, Wiek C, Roellecke K, Hanenberg H, Hartmann W, Wiendl H, Pankratz S, Meltzer J, Farwick N, Greune L, Fluegge M, Rossig C. Targeting Ewing sarcoma with activated and GD2-specific chimeric antigen receptor-engineered human NK cells induces upregulation of immune-inhibitory HLA-G. OncoImmunology 2016: e1250050. Abstract


    Agelopoulos K, Richter GHS, Schmidt E, Dirksen U, von Heyking K, Moser B, Klein H-U, Kontny U, Dugas M, Poos K, Korsching E, Buch T, Weckesser M, Schulze I, Besoke R, Witten A, Stoll M, Kohler G, Hartmann W, Wardelmann E, Rossig C, Baumhoer D, Jurgens H, Burdach S, Berdel WE, Muller-Tidow C. Deep Sequencing in Conjunction with Expression and Functional Analyses Reveals Activation of FGFR1 in Ewing Sarcoma. Clin Cancer Res 2015;21: 4935-4946. Abstract
    Schliemann C, Gutbrodt KL, Kerkhoff A, Pohlen M, Wiebe S, Silling G, Angenendt L, Kessler T, Mesters RM, Giovannoni L, Schafers M, Altvater B, Rossig C, Grunewald I, Wardelmann E, Kohler G, Neri D, Stelljes M, Berdel WE. Targeting interleukin-2 to the bone marrow stroma for therapy of acute myeloid leukemia relapsing after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer Immunol Res 2015;3: 547-556. Abstract


    Altvater B, Kailayangiri S, Theimann N, Ahlmann M, Farwick N, Chen C, Pscherer S, Neumann I, Mrachatz G, Hansmeier A, Hardes J, Gosheger G, Juergens H, Rossig C. Common Ewing sarcoma-associated antigens fail to induce natural T cell responses in both patients and healthy individuals. Cancer Immunol Immunother 2014;63: 1047-1060. Abstract


    Liebsch L, Kailayangiri S, Beck L, Altvater B, Koch R, Dierkes C, Hotfilder M, Nagelmann N, Faber C, Kooijman H, Ring J, Vieth V, Rossig C. Ewing sarcoma dissemination and response to T-cell therapy in mice assessed by whole-body magnetic resonance imaging. Br J Cancer 2013;109: 658-666. Abstract
    Lustfeld I, Altvater B, Ahlmann M, Ligges S, Brinkrolf P, Rosemann A, Moericke A, Rossig C. High Proportions of CD4+ T Cells among Residual Bone Marrow T Cells in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Are Associated with Favorable Early Responses. Acta Haematol 2013;131: 28-36. Abstract
    Mueller S-K, Altvater B, Chen C, Kailayangiri S, Ahlmann M, Dirksen U, Juergens H, Rossig C. Zoledronic acid negatively affects the expansion of in vitro activated human NK cells and their cytolytic interactions with Ewing sarcoma cells. Oncol Rep 2013;29: 2348-2354. Abstract
    Rettinger E, Bonig H, Wehner S, Lucchini G, Willasch A, Jarisch A, Soerensen J, Esser R, Rossig C, Klingebiel T, Bader P. Feasibility of IL-15-activated cytokine-induced killer cell infusions after haploidentical stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant 2013;48: 1141-1143. Abstract
    Snuderl M, Batista A, Kirkpatrick ND, Ruiz de Almodovar C, Riedemann L, Walsh EC, Anolik R, Huang Y, Martin JD, Kamoun W, Knevels E, Schmidt T, Farrar CT, Vakoc BJ, Mohan N, Chung E, Roberge S, Peterson T, Bais C, Zhelyazkova BH, Yip S, Hasselblatt M, Rossig C, Niemeyer E, Ferrara N, Klagsbrun M, Duda DG, Fukumura D, Xu L, Carmeliet P, Jain RK. Targeting placental growth factor/neuropilin 1 pathway inhibits growth and spread of medulloblastoma. Cell 2013;152: 1065-1076. Abstract