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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

Dresden, Germany


Department of Oncology


Gunnar Folprecht

PD Dr. med.

Gunnar Folprecht

Specialized in: oncology

The Department of Oncology under the direction of PD Dr. med. Gunnar Folprecht is part of the Internal Medicine I at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden. There are treated patients with various tumor diseases. The Department has all modern treatments: immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy. These therapies allow to plan and provide individually adapted / customized treatment for many diseases. 

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer now require tight interdisciplinary cooperation of specialized physicians from various fields of medicine and other medical professional groups. There are represented all fields of medicine in the University Cancer Center Dresden (Universitäts KrebsCentrum Dresden) at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, which is headed by PD Dr. med. Gunnar Folprecht. Therefore, the Center can offer a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment. The Department is equipped with the state-of-the-art tehnical facilities, required for the diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of tumors. The University Cancer Center is one of five centers in Germany, which is certified by the German Cancer Society as the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

The clinical cases of all patients are regularly considered during the cancer consultations. Through the cooperation with the University Cancer Center, there are available all the latest imaging techniques of the University Hospital Dresden, as well as all new forms of radiation therapy. Solid tumors are treated by drugs in cooperation with the Department of Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, the Department of Radiation Oncology and other specialized institutions of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden and the University Cancer Center Dresden. The diagnosis and treatment are provided on an outpatient and inpatient basis, although depending on the patient’s condition, he/she can also be treated on an inpatient basis. 

The treatment focuses of the Department of Oncology under the direction of PD Dr. med. Gunnar Folprecht include:

  • Tumors (cancer) of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, intestine, pancreas)
  • Lung cancer
  • Connective tissue tumors (sarcomas)
  • Germ cell tumors



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