Published: 23-10-2019 14:15 | Updated: 23-10-2019 17:53

Applying to become a Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet are the first in Sweden to apply for an accredited Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) by the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI). On October 23-24 an is taking place at Karolinska University Hospital.

The audit is a part of the approval process and a team of six people from OECI conducts interviews and tours of the different parts of the organisation, both in Solna and in Huddinge.

Being an accredited CCC means that European quality standards are met in terms of attendance, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation as well as research, teaching and training. It also entails overall responsibility for team-based care and an integration of care and treatment, research, innovation, teaching and training in cancer care.

By March 2020, the entire accreditation process is expected to be completed if approved.