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Hematology, Oncology, and Stem-Cell Transplantation

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, and Stem-Cell Transplantation is a part of the Tumorzentrum Freiburg - CCCF (Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg), referred by the German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe) as one of the four best oncological centers of excellence in Germany. The CCCF focuses on the coordination of interdisciplinary care and translational cancer research.

The objective of the Department of Hematology, Oncology, and Stem-Cell Transplantation, here at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg, is the diagnostics and treatment of patients with cancer in accordance with world standards and the most up-to-date methods. Our goal is to cure as many patients as possible and to improve their quality of life. Over 90 doctors and scientists work in our department with more than 8,600 people undergoing in-patient treatment each year.

Chemotherapy, hormonotherapy, immunotherapy, autologous and allogenic transplantation of bone marrow and stem cells are the most commonly used treatment methods here in our department. All of these mentioned methods can be combined with each other. We cooperate with different departments at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg and therefore offer a basis for radiological or surgical intervention. Numerous methods, such as pain therapy, nutrition or diet therapy, physiotherapy and psychological counselling, are also used.

We strive to apply all of the most recent and effective treatment methods to achieve our aim. We simultaneously conduct further clinical research for the development of new methods that help cure more and more cancer patients or delay the progression of this disease for a long time.

The Medical Center - University of Freiburg also offers cancer rehabilitation in the Department for oncological rehabilitation.

Diagnostic & Treatment Services

Solid tumors

  • Head and neck cancers
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gynecological tumors
  • Urogenital tumors
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Tumours of the central nervous system (CNS)
  • Sarkomas
  • Skin tumors (malignant melanoma etc.)

Malignant blood diseases

  • Leukemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma
  • Hodgkin-Lymphom
  • Non-Hodgkin-Lymphom

Benign blood diseases

  • Anemias
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thromboses, embolisms, thrombophilia
  • Clotting disorders

  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Hematological laboratory
  • Cell markers laboratory
  • FISH (Fluoreszenz-In-Situ Hybridisierung) diagnostics
  • Utrasound diagnostics
  • Punctures
    • Bone marrow puncture
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Paracentesis
    • Pleural puncture

  • Chemotherapy
  • Autologous and allogenous transplantation of bone marrow
  • Peripheral blood stem cells
  • Antihormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Supportive therapy and offers of further care

These therapies are carried out according to GCP-standard (“Good-Clinical-Practice“), which comprises the department’s own collection of therapy protocols (The “Blue Book“, GCP manual). They might be combined with each other as well as integrated into other forms of treatment such as radiation and operations in cooperation with other departments of Medical Center - University of Freiburg.



out-patients per yearmore than 10.000
in-patients per yearmore than 10.000

  • 25.000 chemotherapies per year
  • more than 200 bone marrow / stem cells transplantations per year

Our physicians

  • Prof. Dr. Robert Zeiser

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Finke

  • Prof. Dr. Cornelius Waller

  • PD Dr. Florian Scherer

  • Prof. Dr. Heiko Becker

  • Prof. Dr. Monika Engelhardt

  • Dr. Jürgen Heinz

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Lübbert

  • PD Dr. Reinhard Marks

  • Prof. Dr. Ralph Wäsch

  • PD Dr. Elisabeth Schorb