In many cases treatment of a tumor involves multiple successive therapeutic modalities. This multimodal therapy approach often includes surgery.

The therapy concept will depend on the tumor entity in question.

For example, surgery may be performed after pretreatment of the tumor with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or it may be performed first, followed by radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

A recommendation for surgery and the timing of surgery in multimodality therapy is made following a tumor board consultation involving all participating physicians.
Likewise, surgery alone may be recommended as the therapy of choice.

The various forms of therapy are weighed against each other and a treatment plan is drawn up individually for each patient.

Even where are metastases are present, surgery may be considered as a way of improving the prognosis of the tumor disease.

At NCT/UCC Dresden, the surgical clinics have state-of-the-art surgical techniques and facilities at their disposal. Surgeries are performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis with highly specialized teams.