Thoracic Oncology Center

​​The primary mission of our Lung and Thoracic Oncology Center is the implementation of international quality standards in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors in the chest. This aim is vigorously pursued by a team of specialists who ensure that each patient is provided a treatment concept tailored to his or her individual situation, from the diagnosis through treatment and follow-up

Treatments

Treatments

We offer the full spectrum of outpatient and inpatient diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the lungs and chest cavity (bronchial carcinoma, pleural mesothelioma, thymoma). This is assured through interdisciplinary collaboration and department-specific consultations.

You can contact us online. For a comprehensive consultation, however, a personal meeting is essential.

Lung/thoracic oncology consultations are available on Monday afternoons or by appointment.

Referring physician / Registration / Consultation

Contact us by mail or telephone at the following contact address:

University Hospital Zurich
Thoracic Oncology Center
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 255 88 02
Fax: +41 44 255 88 05
thoraxonkologiezentrum@usz.ch

Elective inpatient admission

Please contact the Clinical Director of the Department of Thoracic Surgery by mail or the department's administrative office via email.

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Administrative Office
University Hospital Zürich
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 255 88 02
thoraxchirurgie@usz.ch

Please provide all of the following information
  • Name and surname of the patient
  • Date of birth
  • Diagnosis
  • Address
  • Telephone number (where the patient can be reached during daytime hours)
  • Insurance status
Second Opinion

Second Opinion

Are you interested in a second opinion? Contact us with this form.


 
Tumor board


Tumor board

Each Monday at 1:30 pm, we conduct an interdisciplinary tumor board to determine individual treatment recommendations. Board participants include experts from all involved disciplines.

Patient registrations can be submitted via email:thoraxonkologiezentrum@usz.ch.

A personal, prioritized tumor board presentation or request for a second opinion is possible at any time.

Research & trials

Clinical and experimental research

In addition to initiating and administering new therapies in national and international trials, we take a leading role in experimental research, instruction and training. 

Trials

Thoracic tumors: http://www.cancercenter.usz.ch/forschung/klinische-studien/seiten/thorakale-tumore.aspx


 
Contact & Chairs

Contact

University Hospital Zurich
Thoracic Oncology Center
Rämisstrasse 100
8091 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 255 88 02
Fax: +41 44 255 88 05
thoraxonkologiezentrum@usz.ch

Chairs

​Director Thoracic Oncology Center

Director Department of Thoracic Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 88 04
Fax +41 44 255 50 96
walter.weder@usz.ch


Co-Director Thoracic Oncology Center

Senior Staff Physician Department of Oncology and Director Cancer Center

Tel. +41 44 255 22 19
rolf.stahel@usz.ch


​Coordinator Thoracic Oncology Center

Junior Staff Physician Department of Oncology

Tel. +41 44 255 22 14
Fax +41 44 255 45 48
alessandra.curioni@usz.ch


Deputy Coordinator Thoracic Oncology Center

Junior Staff Physician Department of Oncology

Tel. +41 44 255 22 14
Fax +41 44 255 45 48
christian.britschgi@usz.ch


QMV Thoracic Oncology Center

Head of Nursing

Tel. +41 44 255 93 13
timo.naumann@usz.ch


QMV Thoracic Oncology Center

Nurse expert

Tel. +41 44 255 99 89
eva.horvath@usz.ch