Sports Therapy Center

Exercise counselling and training

Physical activity is basically possible, safe and recommended at every stage of cancer and, according to scientific studies, has numerous positive effects on the body and psyche during and after cancer treatment.


We recommend at least 3x30 minutes of moderate stamina training per week, plus strengthening exercises twice a week and, if possible, daily stretching for the main muscles. The requirement for this, however, is that you consult with the treating medical specialist beforehand and are supervised by trained sports and physiotherapists. Basically, any exercise is better than none - this also includes everyday activities such as longer walks.

Sometimes it is not easy to motivate yourself. We are happy to support you on your way to a physically active everyday life!

F.l.t.r.: Simon Priebs, Christine Pawandenat, Dr. Sandra Weigmann-Faßbender, Dr. Friederike Stölzel, Nadine Giesemann and Hanna Ulbricht

Our team of physiotherapists, sports scientists and health scientists at the STZ supports you as a patient at the National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden (NCT/UCC) during outpatient treatment and in aftercare regarding exercises and sport with

  • counselling sessions on exercise and cancer,
  • the opportunity to participate in strengthening and coordination courses at the sports therapy center under professional guidance,
  • referral to qualified training facilities close to home in cooperation with the Onko Aktiv network.

You are welcome to inform yourself about our current offer by phone or E-mail or to make an appointment for a consultation.

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-3092 (training room + consultation)

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-7445 (consultation)

E-mail: krebssport(at)


Your donation makes the difference

Currently, the financing of sports and exercise programmes in oncological therapy has not yet been realised comprehensively through donations. With your financial support, you will help us to continue our offer, which is almost exclusively financed by donations.


Further information can be found  >>here  (reason for payment: STZ am NCT/UCC).

We would like to thank our supporters:

  •     University Medicine Foundation Dresden
  •     Foundation Living with Cancer
  •     German Cancer Aid