Special Clinical Focus

  • Medication-based treatment of cancer conditions
  • Molecular targeted tumour therapy (Precision Oncology)
  • Immunotherapy (immunomodulatory antibodies)
  • Treatment of advanced tumours within the context of multimodal concepts (including medication-based treatment, radiotherapy and surgery)
  • Diagnosis and classification of cancer conditions (including biomarker diagnostics)
  • Scientifically controlled application of innovative treatments (clinical studies)

About us

For decades, the Internal Clinic (tumour research) of the Western German Tumour Centre at the Essen University Hospital has been dedicated to the medication-based treatment of patients with malignant conditions. Together with so-called chemotherapy, which continues to be an important component of tumour treatment, targeted medications, such as monoclonal antibodies, immunotherapy or tumour growth inhibitors, have been developed in recent years, which put a different complexion on modern cancer therapy. Likewise, thanks to concomitant complimentary treatment and optimised combinations, the effectiveness and tolerance of chemotherapy has been able to be improved markedly. The doctors at our clinic are substantially involved in the clinical development of these new techniques. Our objective is to be able to provide you with the most effective and most up to date treatment for your condition. We achieve this thanks to the close collaboration among all of the medical staff involved in your care at the Western German Tumour Centre. The treatment concepts for our patients are developed in tumour conferences, together with experienced radiotherapists, surgeons and diagnosticians, so that the best possible solution can be found in each case. In this manner, we provide you with the cutting-edge medical care of the University Hospital in the all specialist fields important for you.

Diagnostic Services

Imaging diagnostics · Sonography, Contrast medium sonography · Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) · Computed tomography (CT, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology) · Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology) · Positron emission tomography (PET/CT, Nuclear Medicine Clinic and Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology) · X-ray diagnostics and CT- / MRT-guided puncture (Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology) Endoscopic diagnostics · Oesophagogastroscopy (gastroscopy) · Colonoscopy · Bronchoscopy · Endosonography (endoscopic ultrasound) · ERCP (Gastroenterology Clinic) Internistic functional diagnostics · Electrocardiography (ECG) · Lung function diagnostics · Electrocardiography laboratory diagnostics (Haematology-oncology Special Laboratory, Central Laboratory, Institute for Pathology and Neuropathology) · Blood and bone marrow diagnostics · Tumour markers · Immunophenotyping · Molecular pathology (Institute for Pathology and Neuropathology) · Circulating tumour cells (within the context of research projects) · Mutation analysis (Institute for Pathology and Neuropathology and Special Laboratory) · Medication levels, Pharmacokinetics · Pharmacogenetics (Institute for Pharmacogenetics) · Microbiological and virological diagnostics (Institute for Microbiology and Virology)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Out-patient examinations and treatments are performed in the modern buildings of the Out-patients Department of the Western German Tumour Centre (WTZ Out-patients Clinic) on level 1 and 2. Here, the focus is particularly on the very close interdisciplinary collaboration with the participating clinics of the Essen University Hospital. The objective is to exploit the specialist expertise of various specialist fields for our patients without the loss of time or information. A total of 66 beds (“Western German Tumour Centre – Wards” building, Wards WTZ2, WTZ3 and WTZ4 – Palliative Care Ward) is available at the Essen University Hospital for in-patient treatment and a further 12 beds at the Ruhrland Clinic. All patients are accommodated in modern single- and two-bed rooms with a separate bathroom (shower/WC). Telephone, television and Internet are available in all rooms.
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of selected experts in the specialist field Oncology / Hematology

Other services

  • Lung cancer (bronchial carcinoma)
  • Bowel cancer (colorectal carcinoma), gastric and oesophageal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic carcinoma) and cancer of the bile duct (cholangiocellular carcinoma)
  • Breast cancer (carcinoma of the breast)
  • Sarcomata and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
  • Tumours of the head and neck
  • Renal cell carcinoma, testicular tumours, bladder cancer and prostatic cancer
  • Metastases due to unidentified primary tumours (CUP Syndrome)


Airports near

  • Dusseldorf International (DUS)25 km
  • Frankfurt International (FRA)230 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Essen Hauptbahnhof3 km
  • Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof32 km

Additional staff

Prof. - Jens Siveke - Oncology / Hematology - Essen

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
Jens Siveke

Oberarzt mit Schwerpunkt Pankreaskarzinom und Abteilungsleiter Translationale Onkologie

Dr. - Jörg Hense - Oncology / Hematology - Essen

Dr. med.
Jörg Hense

Oberarzt der Wahlleistungs-ambulanz

Dr. - Johannes Meiler - Oncology / Hematology - Essen

Dr. med.
Johannes Meiler

Oberarzt mit Schwerpunkt urogenitale Tumore

Prof. - Sebastian Bauer - Oncology / Hematology - Essen

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
Sebastian Bauer

Oberarzt und Sprecher des Sarkomzentrum am Westdeutschen Tumorzentrum

Priv.-Doz. - Stefan Kasper - Oncology / Hematology - Essen

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.
Stefan Kasper

Oberarzt und Koordinator des Westdeutschen Magen- und Darmzentrum Essen

Dr. - Wilfried Eberhardt - Oncology / Hematology - Essen

Dr. med.
Wilfried Eberhardt

Oberarzt und Koordinator des Lungenkrebszentrums am Westdeutschen Tumorzentrum

Dr. - Anja Welt - Oncology / Hematology - Essen

Dr. med.
Anja Welt

Oberärztin mit Schwerpunkt Brustkrebs