The Jakob Herz Prize was awarded for the seventh time on Friday October 7, 2022. The prize is awarded together with the Research Foundation at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen every two years for outstanding scientific achievements from theoretical and clinical medicine. This year’s award winner Prof. Dr. Douglas F. Easton from Cambridge (England), received the Jakob Herz Prize in recognition of his breakthroughs in breast cancer research.

About 80% of deaths caused by chronic, non-communicable diseases occur in low or middle income countries. Patients are often uninformed about causes and treatment options, which can lead not only to a deterioration in their state of health, but also to social exclusion. Improving health education and patient-oriented care offer considerable opportunities for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

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