CCCZ: Facts & Figures

The Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich (CCCZ) is a strategic alliance of the University of Zurich (UZH) and University Hospital Zurich (USZ), including the Balgrist University Hospital and the University Children's Hospital Zurich. CCCZ strives for excellence in cancer research and cancer medicine, tight collaborations between scientists and physicians, and professional education in oncology.

CCCZ: Our principles

  • We offer cancer patients holistic and multidisciplinary medicine at the highest level.
  • We establish research programs in precision oncology and develop innovative and personalized therapy concepts.
  • We inform cancer patients, relatives and the interested public objectively and transparently about treatment options and current research approaches.
  • We support the next generation of talented scientists, physicians and oncology professionals in their professional and personal development.

CCCZ: Excellent patient care

  • >2000 newly diagnosed tumor cases per year
  • 17 organ centers bundle expertise for the respective cancer diseases.
  • >15 weekly interdisciplinary tumor boards
  • >15 supportive counseling and treatment services for holistic care.
  • 1 portal for qualified second opinion
  • >100 clinical trials enable new, innovative therapies

CCCZ: Innovative cancer research

  • 1 joint precision oncology strategy for tailored treatments with fewer side effects.
  • >60 research groups are working in 4 CCCZ scientific focus areas to better understand the biology of cancer and to better treat cancer
  • >20 translational cancer research projects link basic research with oncology patient care at CCCZ
  • >400 scientific publications annually on the subject of cancer with the participation of the CCCZ

CCCZ: Interdisciplinary education and knowledge transfer

  • >60 annual events on cancer research and medicine
  • 1 CCCZ Fellow Program promotes talented scientists and physicians
  • >100 doctoral students and >10 master’s students per year in the field of cancer biology
  • 1 structured CCCZ curriculum for multidisciplinary training for medical residents
  • 1 CCCZ outreach program informs and engages around cancer.