Scientific advisory board

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Dittrich

  • Member of the scientific advisory board
  • Born in 1961
  • Study of biology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Holder of the professorship for exp. Reproductive Medicine at the Gynecological Clinic of the University Hospital Erlangen
  • Senior Embryologist (ESHRE)
  • Member of the Advisory Board Reproductive Biology and Medicine of the German Society for Endocrinology
  • Head of IVF and Endocrinology Laboratory at the University Hospital Erlangen, Women’s Hospital
  • Scientific focus:
    Fertility preservation in cancer; cryopreservation of sperm, oocytes, testicular tissue and ovarian tissue; treatment options for premature menopause.

Prof. Dr. med. Anne Flörcken

  • Member of the scientific advisory board
  • Born in 1977
  • Study of human medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke
  • Specialist in internal medicine, hematology, internal oncology and palliative medicine, basic psychosomatic care
  • Senior Physician, Department of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology,
    Campus Virchow- Klinikum, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Coordinator of the Clinical Research Unit, Berlin Institute for Health Research (BIH)
  • Scientific work in the field of tumor immunology (habilitation on “immunotherapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma”) and acute myeloid leukemia

Photo: ©Peter Rigaud

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Langer

  • Member of the scientific advisory board
  • Specialist for pediatric and adolescent medicine
  • 1988-1994 Study of human medicine at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  • 1994-2006 Scientific assistant at the University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic
  • 2004 Acquisition of the specialist qualification “Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  • 2005 Acquisition of the teaching qualification and appointment as private lecturer with the habilitation thesis “Late effects of antineoplastic therapies in childhood and adolescence”.
  • 2007 – 2013 Senior physician at the University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic
  • since August 2013 Senior Physician in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, UKSH Campus Lübeck
  • 2015 Acquisition of the specialist title “Neonatology”
  • Since 2015 W2 professorship “Health care research in pediatric oncology”, University of Lübeck
  • 2018 – present Transfusion Officer Physician at the Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at UKSH Lübeck.
  • Scientific focus:
    Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program
    Therapy-associated secondary diseases and late effects after oncological treatment in childhood – genetic causes of late effects
    Development of national and international follow-up recommendations
    Health care research in the network of nationwide aftercare centers

Prof. Dr. med. Ulf Seifart

  • Member of the scientific advisory board
  • Born in 1965
  • Specialist in internal medicine, haematology & oncology, further education in social medicine
  • Head physician at Klinik Sonnenblick Marburg
  • Treasurer of the Hessian Cancer Society, member of numerous national and international cancer societies
  • Scientific work in the field of lung cancer and the social consequences of cancer

Prof. Dr. Joachim Wiskemann

  • Member of the scientific advisory board
  • Sports scientist and sports psychologist
  • 2000-2005 Studies at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
  • 2010 Doctorate in sports science (summa cum laude)
  • 2017 Award of the Venia Legendi for the subject sports science
  • Head of the working group “Oncological Sport and Exercise Therapy” at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) and the University Hospital in Heidelberg
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health Science at Penn State University, PA (USA)
  • Management of an exercise therapy program for oncology patients with more than 10,000 therapy participants annually
  • Publication of more than 100 nationally and internationally renowned scientific papers
  • Science Award 2017/2018 in Gold of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) for his postdoctoral thesis “Motor Performance as a Central Parameter in Oncology”.
  • 2011 Foundation of the network OnkoAktiv
  • Spokesperson and founder of the “National Expert Group on Exercise Therapy and Physical Activity in Oncology (NEBKO)” established in 2015 in the German Cancer Society (AGSMO)
  • Fellow of the European (ECSS) and American Association for Sport Science (ACSM).
  • Scientific focus:
    Personalization of sports and physical activity therapy in cancer patients.

Photo: © NCT/P.Benjamin

PD Dr. med. Rachel Würstlein

  • Member of the scientific advisory board
  • Born in 1971
  • Specialist in gynecology and obstetrics
  • Studies at the University of Munich and Caen, France
  • Active member of the WSG study group
  • Head of the Department of Breast Cancer and Gynecological Oncology at the Center for Precision Medicine, LMU Klinikum
  • Advisory board member CCC Munich LMU
  • Member AG Outreach of the DKG / Network CCC
  • Advisory Board Breast Cancer Germany e. V.
  • Advisory member ABC Global Alliance
  • DKG: AG Women in Oncology
  • ESO- Lecture: Certificate of Competence in Breast Cancer
  • Additional training: Medicinal Tumor Therapy, Palliative Medicine, Specialized Genetic Training, Psychosomatics, DEGUM II Mammasonography, Hospital Management, Specialist Auditor.
  • Scientific focus:
    Translational research early and late breast carcinoma
    Special groups on breast carcinoma: men, pregnancy, young patients
    Health care research with focus on oral tumor therapy and interprofessional oncology and lifestyle