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Stephan Tanneberger (December 27, 1935 – March 5, 2018) was a German oncologist and chemist. He held leading positions in cancer research and therapy in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).[1]

Tanneberger served as director of the Zentralinstitut für Krebsforschung (Central Institute of Cancer Research) of the Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR (Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic) from 1974 until 1990. In 2005, he founded a Center for Peace Work in Anklam in northeast Germany. He was born in Chemnitz, Germany.

Tanneberger died in Greifswald, Germany of blood and bone cancer on March 5, 2018 at the age of 82.[2]


  1. * Tannenberger, Stephan. Biographical entry in: Werner Hartkopf: Die Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften: Ihre Mitglieder und Preisträger 1700–1990. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1992, p. 357
  2. Stephan Tanneberger ist tot (in German)