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Univ.-Prof. Dr. P. Albers
Congress President

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Hohenberger
President of the German Cancer Society

Greetings

Ladies and Gentlemen, dear colleagues,

Cancer will be diagnosed more frequently in the coming years. The complexity of associated problems is demonstrated in the current debate surrounding improving early detection and the financial viability of modern treatment methods in an inclusive healthcare system. Since 2007 work has concentrated on the NATIONAL CANCER PLAN, which, in addition to early detection research with the participation of the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (DKG, German Cancer Society), has had early success with the new organization of care structures and patient information.

Patients, however, expect better treatment as well as improved care structures. Germany can only satisfy the justified demand for more personalized treatment through a sharper focus on translational and clinical research. For this reason the theme for the next congress is: Securing quality – calling for and encouraging research.

The future DKG centers for oncological care (organ cancer centers, oncological centers and top level centers/“comprehensive cancer centers”) provide an ideal basis to meet both requirements.

Treatment of cancer not only means the active treatment of the illness, but also planning for the “time after”. Correspondingly the coming congress will direct its attention to the comprehensive care of long-term survivors of cancer with all the associated psychological and economic consequences.

An additional subject will be the treatment of cancer in the older person, as in the coming years we will be facing a growing challenge in this area.

In conjunction with this it is going to be increasingly important to encourage young people to work in the demanding but also advanced area of oncology. The Junior Academy and the Forum for Young Science aim to inspire the interest of young scientists in this area.

Enthusiasm is best promoted by a high-level, quality scientific congress. The German Cancer Congress is the only interdisciplinary congress of its kind in Germany and the second largest congress of its kind anywhere in the world. New formats such as the “best of” meetings or the moderated discussion/poster sessions offer the opportunity to debate the current scientific highlights of the medical societies in front of a highly-experienced interdisciplinary audience. Collaborative work with the ASCO and other major international associations plus the very successful international keynote lectures will be a feature of all future German Cancer Congress programs.

In addition to exchange between the international medical experts, this year will again see a continuation of the intensive dialogue with healthcare practitioners, patient representatives and patient advocacy groups.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 30th German Cancer Congress in Berlin.

Yours sincerely

Univ.-Prof. Dr. P. Albers
Congress President

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Hohenberger
President of the German Cancer Society

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