Published on 03. June 2021

First Cancer Center recognized at Vivantes: When several organs are affected by cancer

Cancer Center Berlin-Neukölln certified by German Cancer Society

The Cancer Center Berlin-Neukölln at Vivantes Neukölln Hospital was the first oncology center to be established by Vivantes. Now it has been certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG).

1,166 tumor cases treated in 2020

A total of 1,166 cases of tumor patients were treated by the nine cancer centers at Neukölln Hospital, which cooperate closely in the new Oncology Center, in 2020.

Nine already certified centers work together

At the Neukölln Cancer Center, various centers already recognized by the DKG cooperate at the hospital site: the Vivantes Lung Cancer Center, the Interdisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Center, the Vivantes Skin Tumor Center Berlin, the Gynecological Cancer Center, the Center for Hematological Neoplasms, the Pancreatic Cancer Center, the Gastric Cancer Center and the Head and Neck Tumor Center, as well as the Center for Neurooncological Tumors.

What makes the difference

Unlike oncological centers that focuse on certain organs, cancer centers look at multiple tumor entities using defined professional requirements. Synergies among the individual organ care structures are systematically positively influenced by the cancer centers, as OnkoZert also states on its website (https://www.onkozert.de/).

Criteria of the Joint Federal Committee also fulfilled

Not only the requirements of the DKG and OnkoZert are fulfilled, but also the even higher requirements of the Joint Federal Committee (G-BA), according to which at least five cancer centers should cooperate in an oncology center.

Prof. Dr. Maike de Wit, Head of the Center and Chief Physician of the Clinic for Internal Medicine – Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine at Vivantes Neukölln Hospital: "Often a cancer disease affects several organs at once. At the Cancer Center Berlin-Neukölln, we can treat tumors that affect several organs in a structured manner and with proven good quality results: These include lung, intestine, skin, pancreas, stomach, head and neck and also blood cancer, as well as gynecological, brain and spinal cord tumors."

Headed by a woman

The Neukölln Cancer Center is the eleventh of a total of 128 cancer centers in Germany to be headed by a woman.

About Vivantes Neukölln Hospital

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is a maximum care hospital and, with over 1,200 beds, one of the largest in Berlin. With over 20 departments of renowned specialists and emergency departments, the Neukölln Hospital offers an extraordinarily broad range of treatment at the highest medical level. Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is an academic teaching hospital of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and trains medical students.

With its emergency departments and specialist departments run by renowned specialists, the Neukölln Hospital offers a range of treatment similar to that of a university hospital. Our hospital stands for maximum health care, pronounced patient orientation and high-end medical equipment.

Tumor therapy at Vivantes: Close to you and at the highest level

A cancer diagnosis is a special challenge for patients, relatives and doctors. At Vivantes, highly qualified teams of specialists are committed to ensuring that every patient receives the best possible treatment. The task of the Vivantes Cancer Center is to coordinate their cooperation. In this way, Vivantes follows the visions of the Working Group of German Cancer Centers, the German Cancer Society and the German Cancer Aid to offer every tumor patient a therapy of the highest quality close to home.

 
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