Colorectal cancer is one of the most common diseases in both women and men in Germany. Since 2021, the General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery Department of Heidelberg University Hospital has been certified as a colorectal cancer center according to the requirements of the German Cancer Society. This certification confirms the fulfillment of high quality requirements as well as intensive interdisciplinary and multiprofessional cooperation of the disciplines involved. The Colorectal Cancer Center is part of the Oncology Center of Excellence of the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg.
The Colorectal Cancer Center ensures the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer at the highest medical level. Diagnostics and therapy not only take into account the latest findings from science and research, but above all the individual wishes and needs of each patient. Pioneering new treatment options are offered to patients of the Colorectal Cancer Center in controlled clinical trials.
Specialists in visceral surgery, gastroenterology, radiotherapy, hematology/oncology, pathology and radiology work together as the main treatment partners of the Colorectal Cancer Center. In tumor conferences, an individual and tailored diagnostic and therapeutic concept is developed for each patient after interdisciplinary discussion. For patients treated externally, the center offers the possibility of obtaining an interdisciplinary second opinion.
In addition to the main treatment partners, the Colorectal Cancer Center has at its disposal a multiprofessional team from the areas of psychooncology, social services, stoma therapy, nutritional counseling, physiotherapy, genetics, pain therapy and self-help group as well as palliative care.
Heidelberg Colorectal Cancer Center (DKZ)
Phone: 06221 56-7807
Fax: 06221 56-8318