NCT Dresden

NCT/UCC Dresden in brief

The National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden (NCT/UCC) is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). It combines interdisciplinary patient care with excellent cancer research beneath the same roof.


We want to translate promising concepts from cancer research into patient care and cancer prevention, in order to stimulate studies and to develop new treatment and prevention strategies. The aim is to develop an individualized cancer medicine with targeted therapies for each individual patient.

History of cancer research and treatment in Dresden

Founding of the University Cancer Center (UCC) as a multidisciplinary center for tumor treatment, cancer research and education.

The "OncoRay - Center for Radiation Research in Oncology" is included in the funding program "Centers for Innovation Competence: Create Excellence - Foster Talents" by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Start of the Collaborative Research Center 655: "Cells into tissues: Stem cell and progenitor commitment and interactions during tissue formation"

UCC is awarded the title "Oncological Center of Excellence" by the German Cancer Aid. This award has been renewed with every assessment ever since.

Germany's first partner site of the Cancer Information Service (KID) by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is established in Dresden.

OncoRay is named "National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology" jointly with the Heidelberg Institute for Radiooncology (HIRO)

Dresden becomes a partner of the German Cancer Consortium.

The Federal Minister of Research announces Dresden to be the partner site of NCT Heidelberg.

The establishment of NCT/UCC Dresden begins.

In summer of 2019, the DKFZ founded Germany's first DKFZ external site in Dresden.

Opening of the new NCT/UCC building

Patient Care

Patient care at the NCT site Dresden is provided by physicians and nurses from the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden. Certified organ cancer centers ensure the high quality of treatment.

Visit the website of the university hospital

Clinical Trials

  • currently more than 300 oncological clinical studies


Main research areas at NCT/UCC Dresden:

  • high-precision radiotherapy
  • newest innovative surgery techniques
  • latest cancer medication and immunatherapies
  • biological imaging methods
  • molecular tumor diagnostics


  • evidence-based guidelines for diagnostics, therapy and post-therapy
  • up to 19 interdisciplinary tumor boards weekly
  • core units: 
    NCT Unit for Molecular Tumor Diagnostics, Data Managment and Analytics, Immune Monitoring Unit, Preclinical Model Unit


The directorate of the NCT/UCC Dresden

Professor Dr. Martin Bornhäuser


Tel.: +49 (0)351 458 4704
E-Mail: martin.bornhaeuser(at)


Phone: +49 (0)351 458 5531
E-Mail: hanno.glimm(at)

Professor Dr. Jürgen Weitz im NCT Dresden


Tel.: +49 (0)351 458 2742
Fax: +49 (0)351 458 4395
E-Mail: juergen.weitz(at)

Professor Dr. Michael Baumann im NCT Dresden


Tel.: +49 (0)6221 42 2850
E-Mail: michael.baumann(at)

Dr. Heidrun Groß

Dr. Heidrun Groß

Head of the coordination office NCT/UCC Dresden

Fetscherstraße 74/PF 64
01307 Dresden
Tel.: +49 (0)351 458 5239
Fax: +49 (0)351 458 5716
E-Mail: heidrun.gross(at)