KTB Klinik für Tumorbiologie – Tumor Biology Centre

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Jann Arends, M.D., Head of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Address Breisacher Strasse 117
79106 Freiburg


Contact Tel: +49 761 206 1801 -
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The Tumour Biology Centre Freiburg is an independent institute affiliated with Freiburg University. It opened in 1993 and was planned as a model institution combining centres for medical oncology, oncological rehabilitation and basic research. The Centre is dedicated to evidence-based medicine. This includes the assessment of unconventional und complementary approaches to cancer therapy and patient care.

The Klinik für Internistische Onkologie has 80 beds for curative and palliative medical oncology (Medical Director: Prof. Clemens Unger). The Klinik für onkologische Rehabilitation und Nachsorge, with 120 beds, offers treatment after cancer surgery, radiotherapy or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, as well as rehabilitative care (Medical Director: Prof. Hans Helge Bartsch). Two research departments are focused on the development of new anticancer agents in the areas of angiogenesis and protein kinase inhibitors.

The Centre offers consultation services for physicians and out-patients. Specially trained teams provide individual pain treatment and palliative care, psycho-oncological and art therapies and support for nutritional and metabolic problems. The Centre also includes a unit experienced in early clinical trials and drug development.

Regular programmes include morning reports, grand rounds organized as seminars on medical oncology, haematological microscopy, clinical pain conferences, research conferences, pathological conferences organized by the university pathology department and seminars in psycho oncology; training in naturopathic treatment; training for nurses in end-of-life care and symptom management. The Centre is a member of the Freiburg Cancer Centre and the Freiburg Breast Cancer Centre.