Colorectal Tumor Center

At the Colorectal Tumor Center of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich, we offer the entire spectrum of screening, diagnostics, therapy and follow-up of colorectal cancer in all stages. Special focus areas include state-of-the-art endoscopy, robotic-assisted surgery, highly specialized radiotherapy and precision oncology.

An interdisciplinary team of medical specialists and oncology specialists is available to you at the CCCZ Intestinal Tumor Center for assessment, consultation and treatment. In our weekly tumor boards, we jointly discuss interdisciplinary findings and therapy recommendations for our patients. This enables optimal medical care tailored to the individual needs of people suffering from cancer. Thanks to our intensive research and the numerous clinical trials we develop and conduct at our center, we are able to offer our patients new and innovative cancer therapies.

Our service

  • Sound initial clarification and diagnosis of intestinal tumors using modern endoscopic, imaging and molecular diagnostics.
  • Innovative and personalized treatment according to the highest medical standards and incorporating the latest research findings in the fields of surgery, radiotherapy and targeted system and immunotherapies.
  • Professional and continuous support and advice during their time at our center through our nursing consultations.
  • Supportive counseling and treatment services for holistic support, that is, physical, psychosocial and emotional.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-operative care, including focus on hereditary colorectal cancer.

Our expertise

  • We specialize in state-of-the-art endoscopy and endoscopic tumor ablation, robotic minimally invasive surgery, innovative precision radiation, molecular oncology, immunotherapy and clinical trials.
  • Our strength lies in the close interdisciplinary cooperation of all disciplines. Our colorectal tumor center is fully certified and part of the only certified Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) in Switzerland.

Colorectal cancer surgery at the University Hospital Zurich

Contact Colorectal Tumor Center

University Hospital Zurich
Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich
Colorectal Tumor Center
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 22 14

Our experts

Ralph Fritsch, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology

Tel. +41 44 255 22 14
Specialties: Gastrointestinal tumors, Hepatobiliary tumors, Molecular oncology and precision oncology

Claudia Linsenmeier, Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Radiation Oncology

Tel. +41 44 255 26 73
Specialties: Focus on breast/gynecology, Gastro-Intestinal Radio-Oncology, Pediatric radio-oncology

Daniel Pohl, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Tel. +41 44 255 85 48
Specialties: Interventional functional diagnostics (Endo/EsoFLIP), Dysphagia and achalasia (clarification and therapy), Gastroparesis (clarification and therapy)

Associated clinics and institutions

In the Colorectal Tumor Center of the CCCZ, numerous departments work together in an interdisciplinary manner. In this way, we combine the knowledge of all experts to provide holistic medical care for our patients.

Research at the Colorectal Tumor Center

At the Colorectal Tumor Center, we actively conduct research to develop better diagnostic and therapeutic concepts against colorectal cancer. The focal points of our research are:

  • Innovative clinical trials focusing on advanced colorectal cancer and novel forms of treatment that would otherwise not be available to patients in Switzerland.
  • Translational research projects using surplus blood or tissue samples to develop new biomarkers and treatments against colorectal cancer. A lighthouse project of the CCCZ is investigating the influence of the tumor microbiome, i.e. the individual composition of the intestinal bacteria of tumor patients on the response of immunotherapies. Another project is dedicated to the development of resistance under molecularly targeted therapy of a particularly aggressive subset of colorectal cancer.

The Colorectal Tumor Center is certified according to the strict guidelines of the German Cancer Society.