Head and Neck Tumor Center


In many patients, the tumor in the head and neck region is detected late, as it can initially grow unnoticed and rarely leads to symptoms early on. Complex treatment, such as that offered at our university center, is then often necessary when the tumor reaches an advanced stage. In addition, it is important to detect tumors at an early stage, which is a diagnostic challenge. This can be accomplished in a specialized center through interdisciplinarity.

To meet this demand, the interdisciplinary Head and Neck Tumor Center has evolved in recent years. Since 2007, the NCT/UCC has been certified by Deutsche Krebshilfe (DKH) as an Oncological Center of Excellence for the treatment of cancer. In 2019, the Head and Neck Tumor Center at the National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden (NCT/UCC) was established as an organ cancer center.

The Head and Neck Tumor Center at the NCT/UCC Dresden meets the quality criteria set by the German Cancer Society (DKG) and holds the distinction "Head and Neck Tumor Center with Recommendation of the German Cancer Society e.V.". In addition, the Head and Neck Tumor Center has a certified quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

The aim of the Head and Neck Tumor Center is to offer patients with tumor diseases in this area optimal diagnostics, individual treatment and aftercare according to the latest medical knowledge. Through close cooperation between the various departments, consisting of an interdisciplinary team of experts from the fields of otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiotherapy, pathology, radiology and hematology/oncology, we ensure optimal, interdisciplinary, personalized therapy at the highest medical level and create individual concepts according to the latest scientific findings.


We, the team of the Head and Neck Tumor Center, accompany you on the way from diagnostics to therapy to aftercare and are always available to advise you.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Thomas Zahnert                              Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Günter Lauer

Dr. med. Max Kemper                                                      Dr. med. Dominik Haim

Consultation hours


Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology

House 83, ground floor

ENT consultation for tumor patients

Mon - Fri

8 a.m. till 12.30 p.m.
0351 458-3708
Appointments:                 Ambulanz.HNO(at)ukdd.de
Professional questions:    HNO-Tumorzentrum(at)ukdd.de

Tumor consultation


8 a.m. till 3 p.m.
8 a.m. till 12 p.m.
0351 458-19843
Appointments:                 Ambulanz.HNO(at)ukdd.de
Professional questions:    HNO-Tumorzentrum(at)ukdd.de


Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

House 28, first floor

General consultation for oral and maxillofacial patients and new admission of tumor patients

Tue - Wed

9 a.m. till 5.30 p.m.
8 a.m. till 3.30 p.m.
9 a.m. till 3.30 p.m.
8 a.m. till 2.30 p.m.
0351 458-2710

Tumor consultation for aftercare


8 a.m. till 2.30 p.m.
0351 458-2710

Please send us your medical records and findings in advance, if you already have them, and bring a valid letter of referral and your insurance card with you to your appointment.

Head of Head and Neck Tumor Center

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Thomas Zahnert

Head of Head and Neck Tumor Center

  • Director of the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology

Phone:       +49 (0)351 458 4420
E-mail:      orl(at)ukdd.de

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Günter Lauer

Head of Head and Neck Tumor Center

  • Director of the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology

Phone:     +49 (0)351 458 3382
E-mail:    lydia.schink(at)ukdd.de

Dr. med. Max Kemper

Deputy head of Head and Neck Tumor Center

•    Functional senior physician, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology

Phone:    +49 (0)351 458 2264

Dr. med. Dominik Haim

Deputy head of Head and Neck Tumor Center

•    Specialist for oral and maxillofacial surgery

Phone:    +49 (0)351 458 3382

Central medical contact persons

Dr. med. Steffen Appold

Specialist for radiotherapy
Senior physician of the Dept. of Radiation Oncology

Phone:    +49 (0)351 458 3282

Dr. med. Ulrike Ubbelohde

Specialist in hematology and oncology/palliative medicine, senior functional physician
Dept. of Medicine I

Phone:    +49 (0)351 458 2311

Center coordination

Jasmin Eichler

Coordinator of the Head and Neck Tumor Center

  • Quality management respresentative of the NCT/UCC

Phone:  +49 (0)351 458 7670
E-mail:  Jasmin.Eichler(at)ukdd.de

Main focus

  • Tumors of the oral cavity
  • Tumors of the tonsils, base of the tongue and pharynx
  • Tumors of the larynx
  • Tumors of the jaws
  • Tumors of the nose, paranasal sinuses, fronto- and laterobasis and head salivary glands
  • Tumors of the ear and orbita
  • Tumors of the soft tissues of the neck including the lymphatic drainage, vessels and nerves
  • Tumors of the skin in the head and neck region



  • Endoscopic examinations
  • Imaging diagnostics including sonography, computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET-CT; PET-MRI)
  • Special examination and X-ray diagnostics of jaws and teeth
  • Tissue sampling (biopsy), histological examinations
  • Performance of swallowing diagnostics
  • Highly specialized nuclear medicine examination procedures



  • Treatment plan individually tailored to the patient's needs
  • Surgery using the latest surgical techniques including laser surgery, ultrasound scalpel, PiezoSurgery, surgical microscope and intraoperative computer navigation
  • Restoration of function and form after tumor resection by means of free grafting of soft tissue and bone
  • Radiotherapy incl. proton therapy
  • Systemic therapies (immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy incl. antibody therapy)


Counseling, support and therapy-accompanying offers

  • Psycho-oncological care
  • Social legal counseling
  • Speech therapy
  • Phoniatrics
  • Masticatory rehabilitation
  • Nutritional advice
  • Physiotherapy
  • Follow-up examinations in the consultation hours
  • Support services following treatment through the Prevention Center of the NCT/UCC
  • Specialized outpatient palliative care
  • Nursing advice for patients and relatives
  • Presentation for second opinion
  • Oncological nursing rounds

Further information (in German)