Faculty of Medicine

German Cancer Aid recertifies WTZ as top oncology centre

In 2016, German Cancer Aid recognised the West German Cancer Centre (WTZ) at the University Hospital Essen once again as a top oncology centre. This was preceded by a review as part of the sixth tendering round of the support initiative by an international team of experts. Thanks to the network of 13 top oncology centres, national exemplary standards are set to be established and an improved, individually-tailored treatment promoted in accordance with the latest scientific knowledge and expertise. Key criteria for the renewed designation included a central interdisciplinary contact point for cancer patients of all tumour diseases, the treatment of patients in innovative clinical trials, the implementation of interdisciplinary tumour conferences, the development and implementation of treatment courses, a close connection to research and clinics, structured collaboration with doctors working in private practices and clinics in the area, as well as collaboration with patient representatives and self-help groups.