Diagnostics for Cancer



The Institute for Tissue Medicine and Pathology (IGMP) at the University of Bern covers the entire spectrum of examinations in tissue medicine, including histological and cytological diagnostics as well as molecular pathology in collaboration with the Clinical Genomics Lab.

A Key Role in Cancer Diagnosis

Pathological examination is the gold standard for the majority of cancer cases, and our team of doctors has all the necessary specializations. Contact persons are defined for each tumor center.


The institute is organized according to lean management principles. Reports are sent via HIN email, fax or OpenMedical within 48 hours (biopsies), 4 working days (surgical specimens), or 10 working days (molecular examination of cancer genes).