Saarland University Hospital
Brief description and aims of work
At the Faculty of Medicine (University Hospital), located in Homburg/Saarland more than 1800 people are studying medicine. There are 36 hospitals or institutions treating more than 54.000 inpatients and nearly 190.000 outpatients each year. The clinical participant from Saarland University is the department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology that is responsible for the care of patients in the Saarland and the surrounding area. The research focus of the Department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology is nephroblastoma and brain tumours (clinical trials and basic research in cooperation with different institutes) and brain tumour.
The clinical expertise is most relevant for the project. The main role of Saarland University is being the link between clinicians and IT‐people to bridge the gap between research and clinical daily practice. The integration of patients in the project is a major task regarding safety and patient empowerment.