Sports Therapy Center

Exercise counselling and training

As a rule, physical activity is 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 aerobic exercise per week, plus strength exercises twice a week and, if possible, daily stretching of the main muscles. A prerequisite for this, however, is that you consult the medical specialists in charge of your treatment beforehand and are supervised by trained sports therapists 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 journey to a physically active 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 provides exercise and sports support to patients at the National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden (NCT/UCC) during and after outpatient treatment, with

  • Counselling sessions on exercise and cancer,
  • The opportunity to participate in strengthening and coordination programs 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 all the difference

Currently, the cost of providing sports and exercise programs in oncological therapy is not fully covered by donations. Your financial support will help us to continue to offer these programs, which are financed almost exclusively 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