Kepler University Hospital

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person David Fuchs
Address Krankenhausstrasse 9, Med Campus III
Linz, Upper Austria 4020


Contact Phone: +43 57 68 08 36197 -
Web Kepler University Hospital

Centre History

The Department of Internal Medicine 3 specialises in Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care. It has existed as a separate department since 2006 and the palliative care Service was established in 2013.

Department Profile

The Department operates a hematology/oncology ward and clinic as well as a day ward and palliative care ward and consultation service. It is a leading part of the Hospitals Tumor Center and is commited to excellent palliative care, research and teaching.

Areas of Specialisation

Hematology, Oncology, Supportive and Palliative Care, Breast Cancer, Lymphoma, Mastocytosis

Palliative and Supportive Care


The palliative care service is closely intertwined with the Hematology and Oncology Service. Although there is dedicated staff for each Service, several physician work as oncologists as well as palliative care specialists. We aim to integrate palliative and oncological care early in the disease trajectory. We are confident that this approach also benefits non-palliative oncology patients through staff experience and expertise.