On World Cancer Day, February 4th 2023, a significant milestone was achieved as the establishment of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) at the SouthWest location was confirmed. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the decision during an event for the National Decade against Cancer. The University Hospital Tübingen, along with its partners, the University Hospital Ulm and the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, emerged as winners in a highly competitive nationwide process.
Being the first and only federal state to secure funding for a second NCT site, Baden-Württemberg stands out in cancer research. The expansion of the NCT network aims to reach more patients. The NCT network will include four new sites in Tübingen/Stuttgart-Ulm, Berlin, Cologne/Essen, and Würzburg with partners Erlangen, Regensburg, and Augsburg.