Sarcoma Center


The term sarcoma covers malignant tumors of soft tissues and bones, which call for highly specialized diagnostics and therapy. Due to the rarity of these tumors, treatment at specialized centers is of particular importance.

To meet this requirement, the Sarcoma Center Dresden was established in 2016. It is part of the National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden (NCT/UCC), which has been funded by Deutsche Krebshilfe as an Oncological Center of Excellence for the treatment of cancer since 2007.

The Sarcoma Center at NCT/UCC Dresden fulfills the quality criteria set by the German Cancer Society (DKG) and is a DKG-recommended sarcoma center. In addition, the Sarcoma Center has a certified quality management system that meets DIN EN ISO 9001.

The aim of the Sarcoma Center is to optimize the complex process of diagnosis and therapy of bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children, adolescents and adults by pooling expertise and infrastructure in line with existing guidelines and study protocols. 


At the Sarcoma Center Dresden, a multidisciplinary team of specialists and state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities are available for diagnosis and therapy.

The interdisciplinary sarcoma board, which meets twice a week, discusses all patient histories and determines the optimal treatment strategy for each individual case.

Through our trial center, we also have the opportunity to offer you new drug developments or combination therapies, sometimes in the earliest stages of development (in the Phase I unit) within the framework of scientific studies.  

As a certified sarcoma center, we are actively engaged with other sarcoma centers within the framework of national and international networks in order to further advance and optimize the diagnosis, therapy and support of sarcoma patients.

Support services such as psycho-oncological care, oncological nursing rounds, physiotherapy and socio-legal advice are an integral part of our therapy concept.

The DKG certification as a sarcoma center covers the treatment of adult sarcoma patients. In addition, children and adolescents with sarcomas are cared for in close cooperation with the Children's Oncology Center at NCT/UCC Dresden, which is also certified according to the requirements of the DKG.

On the following pages you will find general information about the Sarcoma Center, our range of services, the treatment procedures and the various consultation hours. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Consultation hours

Visceral surgery sarcoma consultation
Mondays OP-planning consultation
Tuesdays - fridays
Interdisciplinary outpatient clinic of the NCT/UCC Dresden, house 31c, ground floor
Phone: +49 (0)351 458-4500

Tumor orthopedic consultation
Mondays, tuesdays, thursdays, fridays
Interdisciplinary outpatient clinic of the NCT/UCC Dresden, house 31c, ground floor
Phone: +49 (0)351 458-4500

Internal medicine consultation
Mondays - fridays
Outpatient clinic hematology / oncology and day clinic at the NCT/UCC Dresden, house 31c, 2nd floor
Phone: +49 (0)351 458-2583

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Weitz
Head of the Sarcoma Center

  • Director of the Clinic for Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-2742
Email: sarkome(at)


Prof. Dr. med. Klaus-Dieter Schaser
Head of the Sarcoma Center

  • Medical Director UniversityCenter for Orthopedics, Trauma & Plastic Surgery

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-3777
Email: sarkome(at)

PD Dr. med. Christine Hofbauer

  • Medical Coordinator at the NCT/UCC

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-4500


Dr. med. Johanna Kirchberg

  • Senior physician of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (VTG)

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-2742

Dr. med. Hagen Fritzsche

  • Senior Physician at the Center for Orthopedics, Trauma and Plastic Surgery (OUPC)

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-3777

Dr. med. Stephan Richter

  • Senior physician of the Medical Clinic I - Hematology and Oncology Division (MK1)

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-2311

Dr. med. Christina Jentsch

  • Senior physician of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Radiotherapy and Radiooncology

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-2095

Carolin Schwabe, MPH

  • Center coordinator and quality management representative of the Sarcoma Center at NCT/UCC Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-4500
Email: sarkome(at) 

Main focus

  • Primary malignant bone tumors
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Benign and semi-malignant bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)



  • Guideline-compliant diagnostics, therapy and follow-up care
  • Individual treatment plan tailored to the needs of the patient
  • Implementation of the latest research and treatment methods
  • Review of treatment options within the framework of clinical studies
  • Tumor board twice a week (referring doctors can present their patients here)
  • Referral to human genetic counselling in case of familial risk via the Institute for Clinical Genetics of University Hospital Dresden
  • Highly specialized medical specialists with many years of experience in oncology
  • Professionally trained nursing team with additional training in oncology
  • Ultra-high-tech operating theatre equipment
  • Second opinions



  • Imaging diagnostics including sonography, computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Tissue sampling (biopsy), histological examinations
  • Molecular genetic diagnostics (including through the NCT Master Program)
  • Highly specialized nuclear medicine examination procedures



  • Operations using minimally invasive surgery incl. robotic surgery, metastatatic surgery on the liver and lungs, navigation-assisted techniques, resection procedures incl. laser-assisted procedures
  • Extensive en bloc resections of the spine and pelvis
  • Function-preserving (plastic) reconstructions following soft tissue and bone tumor resections
  • Systemic therapies (immunotherapy, targeted therapy, chemotherapy incl. antibody therapy)
  • Radiotherapy incl. proton therapy
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
  • Isolated limb perfusion (with partners)
  • Regional deep hyperthermia (with partners)
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)


Counselling, support and therapy-accompanying services

  • Psycho-oncological care
  • Socio-legal advice
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Physiotherapy
  • Follow-up examinations during consultation hours
  • Support services after treatment via the Prevention Center of the National Center for Tumor Diseases
  • Specialized outpatient palliative care
  • Nurse counselling for patients and relatives
  • Oncological nursing rounds

Every patient of the Sarcoma Center at NCT/UCC Dresden has their case presented and discussed in the sarcoma board, which takes place twice a week. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are decided on a case-ba-case basis by the experts from the relevant fields. Independent (specialist) physicians and colleagues from other hospitals in the region can also present their patients at our interdisciplinary tumor boards and receive a therapy recommendation once all the necessary examination results are available.

Sarcoma board times


1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

house 31c, ground floor, room 0.1111


2 pm - 3 pm

house 31c, ground floor, room 0.1111

An overview of all tumor boards of the National Center for Tumor Diseases as well as information on registration can be found here.

The Sarcoma Center has been meeting the quality criteria set by the German Cancer Society (DKG) since 2011, and is a DKG-recommended sarcoma. In addition, the Sarcoma Center has a certified quality management system that meets DIN EN ISO 9001. The following tumor entities are certified within the Sarcoma Center:

  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Bone sarcomas

Since October 2022, the Sarcoma Center has met the quality criteria set by the German Bone Tumor Working Group and has been recognized as an interdisciplinary center for bone tumors.

German Sarcoma Foundation

The German Sarcoma Foundation is committed to improving the situation of sarcoma patients in Germany. It is a joint patient and expert organization and is involved in the areas of information, research, training and care structures.

The German Sarcoma Foundation's patient support group brings together patients, relatives and interested parties who are committed to promoting the interests of those affected by sarcoma.
Email: info(at), Phone: +49 (0)700-4884 0700

Sonnenstrahl – a support group for children and young people with cancer

Sonnenstrahl is a Dresden-based association financed by donations, which supports children and adolescents with cancer and their families. Since 1990, we have been supporting affected families in close cooperation with the oncological children's ward (KIK-S2/KIK-S7) of University Hospital Dresden. You can learn more about our services for families during intensive therapy and beyond at

Sonnenstrahl e.V. Dresden
Goetheallee 13
01309 Dresden
Phone: +49 (0)351 315 839 00

Contact and Information Center for Self-Help Groups Dresden (KISS)

The Contact and Information Center for Self-Help Groups Dresden offers support and advice to interested citizens and existing self-help groups. If you have questions about self-help or are looking for a suitable self-help group, you are welcome to contact the KISS:

Ehrlichstraße 3
01067 Dresden
Phone: +49 (0)351 2 06 19 85
Fax: +49 (0)351 5 00 76 36

Current events of the NCT/UCC Dresden can be found here.