About the University Hospital Essen

The University Hospital Essen is a pace setter for first-rate medical services in the Ruhr metropolis. Here, scientific research is tightly interwoven with medical practice, directly benefitting patients who can be certain that they will receive the latest available therapies. In clinical trials, they receive innovative treatments from which patients elsewhere will not benefit until many years later once they become standard therapies everywhere. 5.800 experts in various disciplines in 27 different clinics and 22 institutes guarantee excellent and interdisciplinary diagnostics and treatment.

For many years now the University Hospital Essen has focused on three major areas of research and treatment: cancer, cardiovascular disease, and transplants. With the West German Cancer Center – Germany´s largest Cancer Center –, the West German Heart Center and the Organ Center, which has been a leader in the Eurotransplant region since 2008, the University Hospital Essen holds an outstanding position.

About the West German Cancer Center (WTZ)

The West German Cancer Center (WTZ) is Germany´s oldest and largest Comprehensive Cancer Center. Combining 15 highly specialized facilities as the Lung-, Dermatology-, Breast- and Prostate-Cancer Centers, the West German Cancer Center counts about 25.000 in- and 80.000 outpatient-contacts.

In addition to its clinical excellence, the WTZ conducts research at the highest stage which is being presented at national and international conferences throughout the year and is reflected in numerous publications and awards.

In order to pass on this high quality of clinical and scientific work to junior clinicians and scientists, the West German Cancer Center represents an excellent location to hold the echo.