National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, Germany

Individual treatment offer

For our medical specialists to check if a treatment option / appointment is possible, submit your data here.

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National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg

a leading “one-stop” center for comprehensive cancer treatment in Germany

New or repeated cancer diagnosis?

A newly diagnosed cancer or a relapse after cancer therapy poses major challenges and a number of questions arise:
•    What is the best cancer treatment for me?
•    Where is the best doctor or medical center for the therapy?
•    What does it mean for me to receive treatment in Germany?
•    Practical questions: When can the therapy begin? Which costs do I have to expect?

Portrait von Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Jäger
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Jäger

We treat all types of cancer

Gynecological tumors
Breast cancer
Skin cancer/tumors
Head and neck tumors 
Liver/Gall tumors
Lung cancer/bronchial carcinoma
Gastric/Esophageal cancer

Multiple myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Myeloproliferative diseases 
Neuroendocrine tumors
Tumors of unknown primary (CUP)
Rare tumors
For treatment of children with cancer see here.

  • 70000

    patient visits/year in consultation
  • 16000

  • 20

    interdisciplinary tumor boards / week
  • 400

    oncological clinical studies

Which doctors work at the NCT Heidelberg? Who carries out the therapy?

Interdisciplinary tumor conference / expert discussion at the NCT
Interdisciplinary tumor conference / expert discussion at the NCT © P. Benjamin

The NCT Heidelberg functions like a "central entrance portal": Here, all patients with cancer are jointly advised by the respective specialists of Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) and then treated in the appropriate specialist department. All physicians and nursing staff are highly competent thanks to further training and daily contact with patients suffering from cancer.


Our specialists have all conventional and many innovative therapy methods at their disposal - making it possible to offer every patient the best possible therapy combination:

Surgical expertise:
General/Visceral/Transplantation Surgery
ENT/Maxillofacial Surgery
Skin Surgery
Orthopedic-oncological Surgery
Thoracic Surgery (at the Thoraxclinic Heidelberg)

Nuclear medicine:
Radionuclide / Radioiodine therapy 
PSMA & FAPI Diagnostics/Therapy

Stem cell transplantation:
Autologous transplantation
Allogeneic transplantation

Supplementary offers:
Pain therapy
Psychological counselling
Nutrition counselling / therapy
Exercise and sport for cancer

Drug therapies:
Chemotherapies - conventional and many innovative therapies
Targeted therapies (Small molecules)
CAR-T cell therapy​​​​​​​


  • Portrait von Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Jäger

    "At the NCT we offer state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. The NCT is the central entrance portal for all adult cancer patients to Heidelberg University Hospital. Our specialized teams are committed to supporting those suffering from cancer."

    Prof. Dr. Dirk Jäger, Managing and Medical Director, NCT Heidelberg

Video: "World-Class Oncology"

How do I contact a specialist?

In order to check if treatment at the NCT can be offered, our medical experts need some information from you. Please send the following information in clearly legible quality safely and quickly via our telemedicine portal, which will immediately be forwarded to the expert responsible for you.

  • Up-to-date medical report (information on illnesses and previous treatment) – not older than 3 months
  • Written reports of MRI/CT images performed
  • MRT/CT images in DICOM format (the performing radiologist can provide these on a CD) before a possibly performed operation / after a possibly performed operation and - if these images are older than 3 months, additional current images are needed in many cases
  • Histological report - if not listed in the doctor's letter
  • Therapies performed so far

For patients with German residence: Here you will find further information on treatment inquiries and contact.

A doctor needs a lot of different information in order to decide on the best possible therapy for an individual patient. This includes, above all, examination results from tissue samples, imaging and the laboratory. In addition, it is also important to know the patient's physical condition, symptoms and individual expectations and wishes. These can be correctly assessed through direct, personal contact and exchange, which is why the experts at the NCT Heidelberg do not offer consultation without a personal introduction to the patient as a rule, but rather require patients to be personally present in Heidelberg.

The procedure is similar for all diseases; here is an example of a patient with a bone tumor:

  1. First consultation: The patient presents at the NCT and a specialist for bone tumors discusses all findings with the patient and possibly initiates further examinations if necessary.
  2. Tumor Board: The results of the examination are discussed in a panel of experts between orthopedic surgeons, hematooncologists, radiation oncologists and diagnostic experts (radiology, pathology) and the most promising therapy plan is developed.
  3. Therapy decision: In a joint discussion, the patient decides with an experienced physician which therapy is suitable.
  4. Start of therapy: If, for example, an operation has been recommended and the patient decides to undergo it, an appointment in the Orthopedic Department is arranged. If radiotherapy has been recommended, it can be performed in the Department for Radiotherapy.
  5. If necessary: renewed consultation in the tumor board about further therapy options.

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