Telephone numbers for medical emergencies
Acute emergencies and accidentsTel 144 (ambulance)
Poison controlTel 145 (tox center)
Operator for emergency admittanceTel +41 44 255 11 11
Emergency stroke admittanceTel +41 44 255 50 05
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The diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancers present a particular challenge. Numerous specializations of modern medicine are involved both in terms of diagnosis – gastroenterology, pathology, radiology – and treatment – visceral surgery, radio-oncology, gastroenterology, medical oncology – of colorectal tumor diseases. In other words, this is an extremely interdisciplinary field that relies on excellent cooperation between the different specializations. The USZ Colorectal Cancer Center serves as a center of excellence to facilitate those efforts.
For the treatment of colon cancer (also known as colon carcinoma), the site of the tumor in the colon is of critical importance. A distinction is drawn between colon cancer (colon carcinoma) and rectal cancer (rectal carcinoma). University Hospital Zurich offers all modern treatment methods, including minimally invasive operations, and treatment is provided in interprofessional teams.
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colon cancer (colon carcinoma) or
rectal cancer (rectal carcinoma) are treated, click the corresponding link.
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An interdisciplinary colorectal tumor board is held weekly on
Mondays at 4:00 pm. In this forum, patients from University Hospital Zurich and external institutions are presented with their medical histories and all current findings. Interdisciplinary therapy recommendations are discussed and documented.
External medical colleagues have the opportunity to either present their patients personally and request an evaluation or send us their relevant information for consideration in the forum.
Colorectal cancer tumor board contact
The contacts for the colorectal cancer board are Visceral Surgery Head Physician PD Dr. Matthias Turina (email@example.com) or the Head Physician for Medical Oncology, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pestalozzi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
External registrations can also be made via email:
Treatments in the context of therapy trials are aimed at further improving the treatment of colon tumors. Therapy trials are conducted in close collaboration between the Colorectal Cancer Center Zurich and research organizations such as the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK), the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the Swiss pharmaceutical industry. We currently offer clinical trials for patients with colorectal cancers in both the early and more advanced stages.
The list of currently ongoing trials being conducted at the Colorectal Cancer Center can be found
Department of Gastroenterology and HepatologyDepartment of Medical Oncology and HematologyDepartment of Nuclear MedicineDepartment of Radiation OncologyDepartment of Surgery and TransplantationInstitute of Pathology and Molecular PathologyInstitute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
You can find out about our collaborations under
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, USZRämistrasse 1008091 ZurichContact person: Ms. Nelly Plisch Tel. +41 44 255 21 54Fax +41 44 255 45 email@example.com
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, USZRämistrasse 1008091 ZurichContact person: Ms. Daniela LombardoTel. +41 44 255 92 88Fax +41 44 255 89 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair Colorectal Cancer Center
Senior Staff Physician, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
Tel. +41 44 255 22 14
Fax +41 44 255 45 48
Coordinator Colorectal Cancer Center
Senior Staff Physician, Director Colorectal and Proctological Surgery, Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery
Tel. +41 44 255 23 89
Fax +41 44 255 89 42
Coordinator Colorectal Cancer Center
Tel. +41 44 255 85 48
Fax +41 44 255 45 03