Cancer management and reimbursement aspects in Germany: an overview demonstrated by the case of colorectal cancer

  • J.-Matthias von der SchulenburgEmail author
  • Anne Prenzler
  • Willemien Schurer
Original Paper


This paper provides an overview of cancer management, particularly with respect to colorectal cancer (CRC), in Germany. The information presented reflects findings from the peer-review literature and government documentation, as well as interviews with cancer and CRC specialists. Topics such as epidemiology, expenditure, CRC screening, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment are discussed in this paper. Furthermore, insights into the German reimbursement system with regard to cancer management as well as regulatory aspects are presented.


Colorectal cancer Cancer management Germany CRC Health policy 

JEL Classification

I11 I12 I18 


Conflict of interest statement

The authors do not report any conflict of interest associated with this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-Matthias von der Schulenburg
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anne Prenzler
    • 1
  • Willemien Schurer
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.LSE HealthLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK

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