Special Clinical Focus

  • Intestinal Cancer Center
  • Gynecologic Cancer Center
  • Collaborative Breast Center
  • Lung Cancer Center
  • Head and Neck Tumor Center

About us

The Oncology Center of the St. Vincentius Hospitals, Karlsruhe, certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG), currently comprises five differently oriented organ cancer centers, which focus on malignant conditions of the intestines, the breast, the female genitalia, the lungs and the head and neck region. The collaboration of experienced specialists in numerous fields in the Oncology Center is an essential requirement for successful cancer treatment. In the weekly tumor conference, the interdisciplinary team of specialized surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, specialists in nuclear medicine, hematooncologists and radiotherapists develops an individual treatment plan together for each patient. This is the foundation for the further treatment. Psychooncology support for the patients, social counseling, rehabilitation planning and follow-up care support and augment the oncology therapy.

Intestinal Cancer Center

Oliver Drognitz 

Director: Prof. Oliver Drognitz

Treatment emphases

  • Intestinal surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Hepatic surgery

Service portfolio

  • Endosonography
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • ERCP
  • pH metry
  • Rectoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • RFTA of the liver
  • TACE

Gynecologic Cancer Center

Oliver Thomé

Director: Dr. Oliver Tomé

Treatment emphases

Gynecologic cancer conditions of the:

  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Vagina and vulva

Service portfolio

  • Ultrasound examination
  • Tumor excision
  • Medication-based treatment
  • Organ-retaining surgery
  • Treatment for relapse

Collaborative Breast Center

Oliver Thomé

Director: Dr. Oliver Tomé

Treatment emphases

  • Breast tumors in women and men
  • Benign changes in the breast

Service portfolio

  • Radiology
  • Nuclear medical diagnostics
  • Pathology
  • Oncology day unit
  • Radiotherapy
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychooncology counseling

Lung Cancer Center

Thomas Schneider

Director: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Schneider

Treatment emphases

  • Tumors in the areas of the lungs and the rib cage

Service portfolio

  • Individual tumor therapy
  • Surgical procedures
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Small volume tumor irradiation
  • Antibody therapy
  • Postoperative follow-up care
  • Palliative Care Ward

Head and Neck Tumor Center


Director: Prof. Serena Preyer

Treatment emphases

  • Cancer of the lip
  • Cancer of the oral cavity (floor of the mouth, tongue, cheek)
  • Throat cancer (oropharynx, e.g. cancer of the tonsils, hypopharyngeal and nasopharyngeal cancer)
  • Pharyngeal cancer
  • Cancer of the nasal and paranasal sinuses
  • Cancer of the salivary glands
  • CUP syndrome (cancer conditions with unidentified primary tumor)
  • Tumors of the facial and neck skin
  • Tumors of the ear (external ear, auditory canal and middle ear)

Service portfolio

  • Surgical treatments
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Microscopic or endoscopic laser surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Radio therapy
  • Speech therapy and physical therapy treatment
  • Follow-up care

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Cafeteria
  • Reception and support service
  • Accessibility: personal support e.g. for wheelchair users, visually impaired and blind persons
  • Attention is paid to particular dietary restrictions (cultural sensitivity)
  • Pastoral care
  • Social services and psychosocial services
  • Prayer room
  • Prayer facilities for patients of the Muslim faith
  • Communal rooms and lounges
  • Physical therapy
  • Contact with self help groups
  • For a comfort premium, privately insured patients and direct payers will be given accommodation in single or two-bed rooms with an additional range of services (e.g. gourmet menus, daily newspapers, hand towels)
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Oncology / Hematology


Airports near

  • Baden Airpark24.9 miles (approximately 40.0 km)
  • Stuttgart airport51.6 miles (approximately 83.0 km)
  • Frankfurt am Main airport82 miles (approximately 132.0 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Karlsruhe central railway station1.4 miles (approximately 2.3 km)

Other certificates of the specialist