Dr. Christian Steidl
Scientist, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, BC Cancer Agency

Blog Posts by Dr. Christian Steidl

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A Look Into the Future: How to Turn a Wealth of Data Into Better Treatments for Patients

Time has flown and this is already my last post. I want to take the opportunity to look into the future and explain with a little more detail the new directions I see for the research field, the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer and my own laboratory. In the last decade, we have generated an exciting wealth of data for lymphoid cancer, describing changes on the molecular level. From this, we have started to “distill” very important genes and mechanisms that cause lymphoma. As I mentioned in my second blog post , we have described many of the “spelling errors” in cancer genomes. However, it is one...

Philanthropy: A Critical Cornerstone for Cutting-Edge Research

As I alluded to last week, I’d like to tell you about a very exciting project in my laboratory and why it is so critical to have you as donors and the BC Cancer Foundation as partners as we strive to solve the mystery of cancer. You can think about research funding support as a mix of two components: the first component is constant and projectable research formulated up to seven years in advance; the other component is highly flexible research that requires constant rethinking of concepts, integration of cutting-edge technology and novel research results. Government moneys and conventional...

“Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genomes” or “The Spelling Errors that Cause Cancer”

Today I would like to introduce you to the research that I do in my laboratory and elaborate on my motivation to conduct clinically-relevant research. The timing of my early career was just right to match my research interests with the direction the whole field was moving. Major breakthroughs in cancer research over the past decade have connected basic science with clinical research and management of cancer patients. Many people refer to this type of research as “bench-to-bedside” or “translational” research, because the goal of basic research is to improve patient care. I currently lead a “...

Dr. Christian Steidl: My Journey to a Career in Cancer Research

Hello! My name is Christian Steidl, and I am a scientist at the BC Cancer Agency. I am a physician by training, but during the early stages of my career I decided to focus my career development on research as I felt (and still feel) that advancing biomedical science has the enormous potential to improve the lives of so many patients through discovery. I grew up in Bielefeld, a mid-sized town in northwest Germany. I completed medical school in Muenster, Germany in 2001 and started residency training in hematology and oncology at the University of Goettingen. At that time I also completed PhD-...