Cancer treatment in Austria, at WPK Academy Central European Cancer Center

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About us

WPK Central European Academy Cancer Center

Renowned for its multidisciplinary approach, WPK Central European Academy Cancer Center is the most comprehensive private cancer diagnostic and treatment center in Central and Eastern Europe. The therapeutic approach includes innovative methods ranging from complex diagnostic tests to unique interdisciplinary treatment solutions, all carried out in a warm, empathetic, patient-oriented atmosphere.

Comprehensive oncological services

We provide services including genetic risk assessment, early detection, interdisciplinary diagnosis, personalized treatment, palliative services and follow-up;

State of the art medicine

evidence-based and case review by the Multidisciplinary Oncology Commission (Tumour Board);

Physicians with international reputation

each collaborating physician is a member of a specialist medical society.

Sophie Hodges

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Medical Services

We bring together all available clinical capabilities around individual needs to provide an accurate diagnosis and a personalised treatment plan, leading to the best possible outcome for each patient.

Accurate diagnosis and second opinion

An accurate diagnosis is the step of identifying specific information, integrating the collected data, and generating a complete solution to ensure an improved patient experience and better long-term outcomes.

Multidisciplinary Oncology Commission

The Multidisciplinary Oncology Commission is a team of experts who meet regularly to review various medical cases and determine the optimal treatment plan for each patient.

Targeted personalised treatment

In personalised cancer treatment, dedicated experts target specific molecules that allow cancer cells to grow and spread throughout the body.

Oncological Surgery

The surgical team is formed of experienced specialists with expertise in the latest surgical methods and techniques. Surgical treatment is indicated in a large range of oncological conditions.

Robotic Surgery

Precision and safety during operations at WPK Hospital with the help of robotic surgery systems. The Da Vinci Intuitive Surgical System will be used for a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries such as oncological, urological, gynecological and visceral surgery.

Immuno-oncology

Immuno-oncology therapies activate the cancer patient’s immune system, enabling it to recognise and destroy tumour cells. New immuno-oncology compounds are constantly being registered for many types of cancer.

Radiotherapy

Patients who receive an indication for radiotherapy can have the necessary sessions in the Amethyst Radiotherapy partner clinic, located in the WPK hospital. The specialist works with the treating physicians to provide each patient with individualised treatment.

Prevention & Screening

The Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Department of the WPK Central European Academy Cancer Center offers a diverse range of services designed to help you reduce your individual risk of developing cancer.

Accurate diagnosis and second opinion

An accurate diagnosis is the step of identifying specific information, integrating the collected data, and generating a complete solution to ensure an improved patient experience and better long-term outcomes.

 

At the WPK CEACC Oncology Centre, every patient can benefit from diagnosis using the tools of precise medicine: molecular pathology analyses, including liquid biopsies and customized radiological investigations.

 

If you’re not sure about the medical recommendations you’ve received previously, contact us for a second opinion. Our team of top specialists will make an objective assessment of your medical records to ensure that the diagnosis is correct and the appropriate treatment is being administered.

Multidisciplinary Oncology Commission

The Multidisciplinary Oncology Commission is a team of experts who meet regularly to review various medical cases and determine the optimal treatment plan for each patient, with new perspectives from the specialties involved, contributing decisively to this process. The committee includes pathologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and, depending on the case, new experts such as plastic surgeons, gynecologists or urologists may also join.

Targeted personalised treatment

In personalised cancer treatment, dedicated experts target specific molecules that allow cancer cells to grow and spread throughout the body. The field of molecular medicine is constantly evolving, and every year researchers discover new markers for which they create and test innovative drugs. Targeted treatment recommendations are based on biopsies that track changes in the tumor, requiring constant adaptation of treatment.

Robotic Surgery

Wiener Privatklinik is consolidating its position as a pioneer in complex surgery by recently implementing a new robotic system for surgery – the Da Vinci Intuitive system. With the new surgical technology, patients experience faster recovery, lower risk of bleeding and infection, reduced pain during recovery and smaller scar sizes after surgery.

 

We are pleased to offer our surgeons and patients access to some of the most advanced robotic surgical equipment available. The Da Vinci allows us to operate with increased visibility, which ensures greater precision. Incisions are small and recovery time short.” – Univ. Dr. Alexander Rokitansky, Director of Surgery at WPK Hospital.

 

The Da Vinci Intuitive Surgical System will be used for a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries such as oncological, urological, gynecological and visceral surgery.

Immuno-oncology

Immuno-oncology therapies activate the cancer patient’s immune system, enabling it to recognise and destroy tumour cells. New immuno-oncology compounds are constantly being registered for many types of cancer, leading to the development of revolutionary treatments. Evidence from clinical trials shows that the results of immuno-oncology therapies are effective for long periods of time. This innovative feature of immunotherapy offers the hope of a long and good quality life for many patients whose prognosis would have been poor in the past.

Prevention & Screening

The Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Department of the WPK Central European Academy Cancer Center offers a diverse range of services designed to help you reduce your individual risk of developing cancer or detect the condition at an early stage when it can be easily treated and cured.

 

Screening techniques used include:

  • Genetic and serological testing for markers associated with hereditary/genetic risks;
  • Endoscopies, minimally invasive image-guided biopsies;
  • PET-CT, MRI, nuclear medicine investigations;
  • Diet, physiotherapy and exercise recommendations.
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Medical team

The WPK CEACC Cancer Centre’s partner physicians have an outstanding global reputation for diagnosing and treating cancer using the latest scientifically proven methods. The medical team consists of specialists ranked in the top of scientists in the world by the prestigious Stanford University. Through their extraordinary contributions, they provide the best patient-centred care, both in their individual specialties and as a team.

Prof. Zielinski

Univ. Prof. Dr. Christoph ZIELINSKI

Medical Director of Wiener Privatklinik, Director WPK Academy CECC, Professor of Medical Oncology and Clinical Immunology

Prof. Koestler

Wolfgang J. KÖESTLER, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Consultant Hematologist and Oncologist

Prof. Klepetko

Univ. Prof. Dr. Walter KLEPETKO

Thoracic Surgery Specialist

Prof Loidl

Prim Dr. Wolfgang LOIDL

Urology and Robotic Surgery Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Georg SCHATZL

Univ. Prof. Dr. Georg SCHATZL, F.E.B.U.

Urology and Andrology Specialist

Univ. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Mesut REMZI

Univ. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Mesut REMZI

Urology and Andrology Specialist

Dr. Bernd BURSA

OA Dr. Bernd BURSA

Urology and Andrology Specialist

Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Kratzik

Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian KRATZIK

Urology Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Florian FITZAL

Univ. Prof. Dr. Florian FITZAL

Oncological, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery Specialist

Dr. Funovics

Assoc. Prof. Univ. Doz. Dr. Martin FUNOVICS

Interventional Radiology Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Alexander REINTHALLER

Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander REINTHALLER

Gynaecological Surgery Specialist

Dr. Polterauer

Ass. Prof. Priv. - Doz. Dr. Stephan POLTERAUER

Gynaecology and Oncological Surgery Specialist

Ass. Prof. Dr. Daniela Marianne Dörfler

Ass. Prof. OA Dr. Daniela Marianne DÖRFLER

General and Oncological Surgery Specialist

Prof. Christian Sebesta

Prim Prof. Dr. Christian SEBESTA

Oncology Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Rainer KOTZ

Univ. Prof. Dr. Rainer KOTZ

Orthopaedics, Bone Tumour and Spine Surgery Specialist

Dr. Peter

Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter RITSCHL

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Bela TELEKY

Univ. Prof. Dr. Bela TELEKY

General, Vascular and Colorectal Surgery Specialist

Dr. Schoppmann

Univ. Prof. Dr. Sebastian SCHOPPMANN, FACS

Oncological Surgery Specialist (tumours of the stomach, colon and esophagus)

dr riss

Assoc. Prof. Priv. - Doz. Dr. Ștefan RISS, FRCS

General Surgery Specialist

Prof. Sporn

Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Emanuel SPORN

General and Oncological Surgery Specialist

Dr Freitas

OA Dr. Alexis FREITAS, F.E.B.S., MBA, MSc

Colo-proctological Surgery Specialist

Prof. Kopty

Prim. Dr. Camel KOPTY

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Thorsten FUEREDER

Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Thorsten FUEREDER

ENT Oncology Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Markus BRUNNER

Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Markus BRUNNER, MBA

ENT Surgery Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Wolfgang GSTÖTTNER

Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang GSTÖTTNER

ENT Surgery Specialist

Dr. Berit SCHNEIDER-STICKLER

Univ. Prof. Dr. Berit SCHNEIDER-STICKLER

ENT Surgery Specialist

Dr. Christiane Thallinger

Priv. Doz. Dr Christiane THALLINGER, MSc, MBA

Dermato-oncology Specialist

Prof. Hoffmann

Univ. Doz. Dr. Martha HOFFMANN

Nuclear medicine and thyroid treatment Specialist

Dr. David Kuczer

OA Dr. David KUCZER

Oncology, Radio-oncology and Pain therapy Specialist

Dr. Alina

Dr. Alina-Emiliana STURDZA

Radio-oncology Specialist, FRCPC

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"The interdisciplinary cooperation of different medical fields such as radiology, pathology, surgery, medical oncology and radiotherapy is crucial in the medical care of the oncological patients."
Univ. Prof. Dr. Christoph ZIELINSKI
Medical Director of Wiener Privatklinik, Director WPK Academy CECC, Professor of Medical Oncology and Clinical Immunology

Centres of Competence

Breast Oncology

Breast Oncology offers comprehensive breast health services, integrating all medical disciplines in one place, from oncology, surgery and radiology, to radiotherapy, pathology evaluation and genetic counselling. Our aim is to respond at the right time with the right solution for each patient.

"Breast cancer surgery aims to achieve the best possible oncological outcome, accompanied by an optimal aesthetic appearance, from the first surgical attempt."
prof. fitzal
Univ. Prof. Dr. Florian Fitzal
Oncological, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery Specialist

Thoracic Oncology

The International Centre for Thoracic Oncology (VICTO) brings together a team of world-class specialists providing state-of-the-art medical services. We offer rapid access to the best diagnostic and treatment solutions, coupled with innovative high-quality therapies for all types of thoracic cancers.

"In recent years, minimally invasive surgery has increasingly become the standard procedure for early cancer cases."
Univ. Prof. Dr. Walter Klepetko
Thoracic Surgery Specialist

Urology

The perfect combination of state-of-the-art technology and exceptional service standards makes us the only private hospital in Austria to offer a full spectrum of treatment: staging, clinical tumour picture, preparation, therapy and post-treatment follow-up.

 

A representative number of first-class urologists work at the Wiener Privatklinik, treating not only prostate cancer but also enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction or testosterone deficiency.

"We recommend that all men over the age of 45 have regular annual screenings and even more often for those at high risk or who already have prostate cancer."
Prim Dr. Wolfgang LOIDL
Urology and Robotic Surgery Specialist

Oncological Surgery

The oncology surgery team at the WPK Central European Academy Oncology Centre is formed by experts experienced in the latest surgical methods and techniques. Surgical treatment is indicated in a wide range of oncological conditions.

Abdominal Cancer

Abdominal cancer refers to a variety of cancers that affect the organs of the digestive system, including the stomach, liver, large intestine, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus. Patients with such conditions can benefit from a multidisciplinary approach that integrates oncology and state-of-the-art surgery through minimally invasive, laparoscopic and cytoreductive surgical techniques.

"Nowadays peritoneal metastasis should no longer be considered an incurable disease."
Dr. Thomas Bachleitner-Hoffmann
Associate Professor in Surgery

Gynecological Cancers

The WPK CEACC Oncology Centre runs the largest gynecological oncology unit in Austria, with expertise in the surgical and medical treatment of all types and stages of malignant tumours (ovarian, endometrial, cervical and vulvar cancer). The range of therapeutic procedures includes minimally invasive, fertility-sparing interventions, evaluations using the sentinel ganglion technique as well as complex surgical interventions.

"When you have cancer, the best expertise and skills in the field are essential for successful treatment."
Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander REINTHALLER
Gynaecological Surgery Specialist

Colorectal Cancer

In addition to the fear of cancer, most patients facing this diagnosis fear they will lose bowel control and have to live with a colostomy (abdominal pouch). That’s why our team of colorectal surgeons, with extensive expertise in cancer surgery, places a special emphasis on tissue preservation and continence function, managing to reduce the need for colostomy to less than 10% for patients.

"Thanks to our specialization in minimally invasive surgery, our patients benefit from the best possible oncological outcomes, coupled with rapid recovery and low morbidity."
Assoc. Prof. Priv. - Doz. Dr. Ștefan RISS, FRCS
General Surgery Specialist

Head and neck tumours

Head and neck tumours are the seventh most common form of cancer, with one of the risk factors being increased alcohol and tobacco consumption. The Multidisciplinary Oncology Commission recommends to patients the optimal treatment solutions to achieve the best results, including rehabilitation of post-surgery effects such as voice problems or swallowing difficulties.

"The treatment of head and neck tumors is complex. It requires a lot of experience and a multidisciplinary team from surgery, radiotherapy, oncology, histology, logopedics and radiology. This expertise from all these disciplines is available at WPK CEACC Oncology Centre."
Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Markus BRUNNER, MBA
ENT Surgery Specialist

Skin cancer

Skin cancer – the abnormal growth of skin cells – most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur in areas of the skin not normally exposed to sunlight.

"In the very early stages of melanoma, the survival rate is 99%. It drops to 63% when the disease reaches the lymph nodes and to 27% when the melanoma metastasises to organs such as the lungs and liver."
Priv. Doz. Dr Christiane THALLINGER, MSc, MBA
Dermato-oncology SpecialistDermato-oncology Specialist

Bone and soft tissue tumour

Bone and soft tissue tumours are diseases that often affect children, young people and sometimes adults, with serious consequences in the absence of adequate treatment. Surgery and modern chemotherapy can save the life of the patient diagnosed with such a disease, as well as the affected limb. The Wiener Privatklinik’s Centre for Bone and soft Tissue Tumours combines the expertise of leading specialists with modern care facilities.

"Even in the case of tumors present in large bone or soft tissue formations, surgical intervention can save limbs, avoiding amputation in more than 95% of cases."
dr peter
Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter RITSCHL
Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Radiotherapy and Radio-oncology

Patients who receive an indication for radiotherapy can have the necessary sessions in the Amethyst Radiotherapy partner clinic, located in the WPK hospital. The radiotherapy specialist works closely with the treating physicians to provide each patient with individualised treatment in the shortest possible time. 

"We use the most advanced radiotherapy techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. To help our patients fight cancer, the winning combination is combining high-quality treatments from cancer experts with patient-centered care."
Dr. Alina-Emiliana STURDZA
Radio-oncology Specialist, FRCPC

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

The state-of-the-art technology in the Radiology Centre of the Wiener Privatklinik is designed for both routine diagnostics and specialised analyses. We offer all the radiological examinations you need under one roof:

 

  • PET/CT, CT, RMN
  • Nuclear medicine (scintigraphy)
  • Mammography, X-ray, Ultrasound
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I received the full support of the Wiener Privatklinik team from the appointment to the recommendation of the best physician. Because I couldn't find the prescribed medicines in the country, they helped me by buying them from Vienna. The effect of the treatment was felt even after the first days.
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I have been a patient of the Wiener Privatklinik for 6 years and I am grateful to the whole team who helped me to overcome a cancer condition. I had the support of both the team in Bucharest, who helped me every time with appointments with specialists, and in Vienna, where I received assistance in Romanian, accompaniment to consultations and treatment. I know that I had the best treatment because here I got a new chance at life and beat cancer.
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Wiener Privatklinik (WPK) is one of the largest private hospitals in Austria, with over 150 years of tradition in medical excellence. It has been listed for two consecutive years (2021 and 2022) in the World’s Best Hospitals ranking by the American publication Newsweek.

 

Wiener Privatklinik offers exceptional services based on the cooperation of successful international specialists from the most diverse medical fields.

 

Every year, thousands of international patients from more than 20 countries come to WPK.

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