The Cancer Research Center Cologne Essen – Selected as a site of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT)
The foundation of the Cancer Research Center Cologne Essen (CCCE) was formally initiated by the Deans of the Medical Faculties of the Universities of Cologne and Duisburg-Essen, the Boards of the University Hospitals Essen and Cologne and the Directors of the Comprehensive Cancer Centers with an agreement signed on January 29, 2018 with support of the Federal Minister for Culture and Science of the State North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Mrs. Isabelle Pfeiffer-Poensgen.Die Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfallen - Das Landesportal
Project funding for establishment of the Cancer Research Center Cologne Essen (CCCE) was provided by the State Ministry of Culture and Science NRW on January 31, 2019. At each of the CCCE sites, Cologne and Essen, two CCCE professorships (W3) and two CCCE junior groups positions were established.
The cooperation contract between the Universities of Cologne and Duisburg-Essen and the University Hospitals Essen and Cologne was signed in March 2019 to formally establish the Cancer Research Center Cologne Essen (CCCE) as a joint cancer research center of both universities and university hospitals.
Following a highly competitive scientific review process, the CCCE was selected as one of the in total six sites of the extended National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in September 2020. The NCT receives long-term funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the State NRW to promote internationally leading translational cancer research, foster patient access to the latest innovations in personalized oncology and diagnostics, and to streamline the transfer of cancer research into clinical application to the benefit of patients. The CCCE represents the contribution of the state NRW to this national effort.