The foundation

The Beug Foundation for Metastasis Research recognizes that the molecular bases of metastasis still remain elusive and thus represent an area of significant opportunity to combat cancer and metastasis.

The Foundation promotes both basic and translational research with the ultimate aim to develop novel therapies.

The Metastasis Prize

The focus of the prize is based on the founder’s (Hartmut Beug)  idea of supporting “new and original approaches to basic research on cancer metastasis, as well as new activities in the field of translational research”. Two or more prizes are to be awarded every two years to young scientists (up to 6, respectively 12 years after PhD examination procedure). The beginning of the call will be announced on the website.


Hartmut Beug was a pioneering spirit who saw early on the value of investigating the plasticity and invasiveness of cancer cells as a necessary step towards understanding metastasis. The study of metastasis is now wide open to many technologies and talents, and its pursuit stands to provide fundamental knowledge for the treatment of cancer. Funding metastasis research offers an opportunity of contribute to medical impact of historical proportions.

Joan Massagué, PhD

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA


The Beug Stiftung was created in the hope of raising awareness of the importance of cancer metastasis research and the need for additional funding. We understand that cancer touches the lives of almost everyone and realize that we are not alone in our desire to find a cure. Thanks to people like you who share our vision of a world with better treatment options for cancer patients, we promote cutting edge science to fight one of the biggest killers in modern medicine – cancer metastasis.

You can further our cause by helping us with your donation.