The Department of Neurosurgery at the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden is one of the leading neurosurgical centers in Europe and embedded in the certified Neuro-Oncology Center of the Dresden Medical Campus. Our goal is to provide the best medical care, to advance our understanding of brain tumors as well as to develop novel treatment strategies. We offer highest medical expertise in handling malignancies of the brain and other diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system. Every year about 2000 patients are treated in 3 most modern operation theaters. We constantly offer our patients the newest treatment modalities including participation in innovative clinical studies.
The main research activities of our Department include genetic analysis and molecular diagnostics of brain tumors and of novel gene therapy and immunotherapy treatment approaches to detect and destroy tumor cells. Furthermore, as part of the interdisciplinary Molecular Neuroimaging Laboratory of the Medical Campus, we focus on the development of next generation optical imaging methods to improve detection of tumor cells and of normal brain function during surgery. The research activities of our Clinic and Research Laboratories are funded by the German Cancer Foundation (DKH), DFG, BMBF/VDI and others and are implemented in the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK) and the National Center for Tumor diseases (NCT).