PCAM integrated all Departments und Institutes of both Universities in Munich (MRI and LMU) and all Institutes and Hospital outside the University dedicated to pancreatic cancer research.

The steering committee is composed of 6 members of the LMU and 6 members of the MRI including directors and co-directors of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Munich (CCCM) and German Cancer Research Center (DKTK), both directors of Visceral Surgery, Gastroenterology and Pathology. The steering committee coordinates and manages the research networking activities and decides on general research objectives and the strategic direction of PCAM.

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Volker Heinemann (CCCM Co-Director)
  • Prof. Peter Herschbach (CCCM Director)
  • Prof. Wolfgang Hiddemann (DKTK Spokesperson Munich)
  • Prof. Christian Peschel (DTKT Deputy)
  • Prof. Jens Werner (Visceral Surgery Chair – LMU)
  • Prof. Helmut Friess (Visveral Surgery Chair – MRI/TUM)
  • Prof. Julia Mayerle (Gastoenterology Chair – LMU)
  • Prof. Roland M. Schmid (Gastroenterology Chair – MRI/TUM)
  • Prof Thomas Kirchner (Pathology Chair – LMU)
  • Prof. Wilko Weichert (Pathology Chair – TUM)

Institutional Structure

PCAM constitutes a unique cross-disciplinary research framework within the Munich area, characterized by outstanding expertise in leading academic institutions in a single city. It includes the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) with its two university hospitals (KUM), the Technische Universität München (TUM) with its Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU).