Dr. Anton G. Henssen

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Anton Henssen is a pediatric oncology fellow at the Charité University Children’s Hospital in Berlin. He is a Berlin Institute of Health Junior Clinician Scientist as well as principle investigator at the department of pediatric oncology at the Charité University. He studied Medicine in Düsseldorf, Aachen and Paris and spent three years as a research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is interested in identifying new diagnostic criteria to improve treatment decisions in pediatric cancer patients with the long-term aim of developing new targeted therapeutic agents to improve cure rates and late effects. His lab focuses on mechanisms of genomic plasticity that create specific therapeutic vulnerabilities in pediatric solid tumors. The lab aims to exploit these vulnerabilities to enable personalized treatment of patients based on the molecular characteristics of their tumors. 

At Future Medicine 2017 he will talk about "Shuffle up and deal - How recombinases rearrange pediatric tumor genomes".