The Tumour Centre
The Munich Tumour Centre or TZM was founded in 1977. It is an institution of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Munich (CCC Munich). Currently, there are 16 active project groups with a total of more than 1,500 members.
The Project Groups really are the core of the tumour centre and an example of true interdisciplinary work. Physicians from completely different disciplines are discussing guidelines for treatments together, which are regularly published in the so-called Blue Manuals. They offer regular advanced training to all physicians and they meet approximately every three months for project group sessions.
The Tumour Registry is its own work group directed by Prof. Dr. med. Jutta Engel, M.P.H. It is responsible for a catchment area of more than four million people and ensures centralised tumour documentation in close cooperation with the project groups.
Head of the TZM is an executive board of honorary members. This includes the chair with two vice chairs, the secretary and the treasurer. Term of office is always two years.
All activities are coordinated by the administrative office of the TZM, where Prof. Dr. med. Volkmar Nüssler is the director. The administrative office, for example, acts as an anchor point for the tumour council, a consulting service for physicians and patients living in the area covered by the TZM. Editorial production of the quarterly journal of the tumour centre, TZM-News, is also managed from here.
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