Oncological health care research

Oncological health care research has the function to analyze treatment outcomes of cancer therapies. It is an important touchstone for analyzing if outcomes of clinical studies in precisely defined patient cohorts are the same in broad application.

Therefore, as an example, long-term effects of treatments are identified or patient groups are recognized, in which certain factors influence the efficacy of therapies. Health care research uses data from the Clinical Research Cancer Registry or analyzes data together with the Hamburg Cancer Registry.

Besides that, it is an important aim to support the development of national standards for cancer treatment via scientific analyses and to develop systems of indicators for quality control.