The Power List 2015
Harald’s career is marked by an impressive series of findings, including three new types of lymphoma (anaplastic large cell lymphoma, plasmablastic lymphoma, and nodular B cell-rich classical Hodgkin lymphoma), the cellular proliferation marker protein Ki-67, the derivation of histiocytic lymphomas from B cells, and the identification of CD30 as the most characteristic cytokine receptor of Hodgkin lymphoma. He also contributed to the discovery that the dysplastic cells of Hodgkin disease are monoclonal expansions of B cells. Harald’s prizes and honors include the Carlo Erber Award in 1982, the German Cancer Prize in 1998, the Johann Georg Zimmermann Medal in 2005, and the German Cancer Aid Award in 2009. He also co-founded the International Lymphoma Study Group, which generated the World Health Organization lymphoma classification. An emeritus professor of the Charité University Medicine Berlin, Harald is chairman of the Berlin Reference Center for Lymphoma and Hematopathology and director of the Institute for Pathodiagnostik Berlin.