OECI distinguishes two types of designation. Both types require a high degree of multidisciplinarity and high-quality cancer care, and aredistinguished by only the degree of research capacity and capabilities at the cancer centre. The two types are:
All OECI accredited cancer centres are required to have:
- OECI Cancer Centre (CC)
- OECI Comprehensive Cancer Centre (CCC)
- An identifyable organisational entity with a clear governance;
- A direct provision of an extensive variety range of high-quality cancer diagnostics and care tailored to the individual patient's needs.
- A culture of learning and improving the professional and organisational quality of care.
In addition, OECI Comprehensive Cancer Centres are required to demonstrate:
- High level of infrastructure, expertise and innovation in cancer research, especially in translational and clinical research, but also in many cases including basic science.
- Either strong University and Research Institute links, or a University partnership as part of the Comprehensive Cancer Centre;
- Extensive international networking.