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Table 1 Current status of the certification system

From: Shifting cancer care towards Multidisciplinarity: the cancer center certification program of the German cancer society

  Organ cancer centers   Modules   Oncology centers Comprehensive cancer centers
Breast Colorectal Gynecological Skin Lung Prostate   Head/neck tumors CNS tumors Pancreas  
Current first certification 4 7 6 5 5 7   6 8 5   6  
Certified center 230 280 133 55 45 103   41 26 91   97  
Certified center sites 280 288 135 55 53 104   43 27 93   109 15
Primary cases, 2015 54,230 26,660 12,306 11,209b 17,731 19,932   6273c 5456d 4070   35,670  
New cases of cancera 70,170 62,230 26,140 20,820 b 52,520 63,710   15,628c 16,730   
Total sharee 74.6% 41.4% 43.6% 50.8% 32.9% 29.6%   37.5% 22.9%   
Center sites abroad 11 10 9 4 2 7   4 1 6   6  
  1. CNS, central nervous system
  2. aBased on German registry data from 2012
  3. bOnly includes malignant melanoma
  4. cNew cases of head and neck tumor: mouth and pharynx ICD-10 C00–C06, C09–C14, larynx C32
  5. dNeuroendocrine tumors (C70–C75, in the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, ICD-O)
  6. eNumerator: primary patients from centers in Germany, denominator: primary cases in Germany
  7. As of: 31 December 2016, does not include data on the two most recently added modules (liver, stomach)