The University Medical Center Mainz (UMC-Mainz) engages almost 7,500 employees, making it the second largest employer in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It encompasses more than 50 clinics, institutes and departments, and houses two central health care centers, a pharmacy, and a transfusion center. The hospital has over 1,500 beds and treats around 55,000 patients every year. Approximately 120,000 additional patients are treated every year on an outpatient basis. All of the clinics and institutes work together on an interdisciplinary basis to ensure that patients receive the highest quality care and that the students and researchers are augmenting scientific and educational development.
The University Cancer Center Mainz (UCT Mainz), selected as one of 13 centers of excellence in Germany in 2016 by the German Cancer Aid (DKH), has been in operation since 2011 and provides a framework for diagnosis, treatment and psychosocial care for all cancer patients at the University Medical Center Mainz. By organizing Tumor Boards for all cancer entities it offers a nexus for interdisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. The UCT Mainz connects cancer care and clinical, translational and basic cancer research, supports local, regional and national outreach projects and is member of several joint initiatives and institutions. With its Clinical Cancer Registry, stateof-the-art core facilities and growing liquid and solid biobank the UCT Mainz attracts interest of researchers from all over Germany and Europe.