ENETS Centers of Excellence

In 2007, the ENETS Executive Committee formed a task force to investigate the feasibility of establishing Centers of Excellence for treating neuroendocrine tumor disease. A network of centers, they reasoned, would allow NET patients to seek specialists who could best treat them, and would also unify the care and research being conducted in the NET field across Europe.

The task force established a pilot certification process based on independent evaluation and auditing in association with a European-accredited medical health care evaluation company, GSG Dortmund. The test phase was rigorous, requiring months of preparation at each Center. The hospitals selected to participate in the test phase in 2008 and 2009 (based on a high number of patients treated at each Center) included: Charite University Hospital in Berlin; Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen; Royal Free Hospital, London; Hopital Beaujon, Clichy, France; Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam; and University Hospital, Uppsala in Sweden.

The ENETS Centers of Excellence program since then has steadily increased to now 26 across the Continent. Listed by country, they are:


University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven


Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

Neuroendocrine Tumour Centre in Aarhus


Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy

Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon


Charite University Hospital, Berlin

Zentrum für Neuroendocrine Tumore, Bad Berka, Germany

Interdisciplinäres Endokrines Tumorforum (IENET) in Mainz

Marburger NET Zentrum at Philipps University, Marburg

GEPNET - KUM Interdisciplinary Center of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the GEP System, Klinikum der LMU München

Zentrum für Neuroendokrine Tumoren, Klinikum rechts der Isar


Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan

The Multidisciplinary NET Group at Humanitas Cancer Center in Milan

Multidisciplinary Group for Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Umbria, Regional Cancer Network, Perugia

The Multidisciplinary Group for Neuroendocrine Tumors, in Naples

The Netherlands

Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam

AvL-NKI in Amsterdam


Section for Digestive Diseases, Oslo University Hospital

Rikshospitalet, Oslo


University Hospital, Uppsala


The Neuroendocrine Tumour Centre in Zürich

United Kingdom

Royal Free Hospital, London

Merseyside Regional Neuroendocrine Service, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool

Christie Neuroendocrine Tumour Service, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom

Oxford NET Centre at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford, United Kingdom

London Imperial College

Kings Health Partners NET Centre in London