Special Clinical Focus

  • State of the art medication for tumor therapy - chemotherapy, immunotherapy
  • Multimodal therapy
  • Chemo-radiotherapy
  • Chemo-embolization
  • Selective internal radiation treatment (SIRT)
  • Radio-frequency-induced thermo ablation (RITA)

About us

The Essen-Mitte Clinics (KEM) constitute a specialized hospital, with 11 specialist departments for in-patients, 696 regular beds and 48 day clinic places in the areas of oncology, palliative medicine, naturopathy and psychiatry.
Special expertise in all specialist departments of the KEM exists in diagnosis and treatment of tumor diseases with close interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Center of Internal Oncology/Hematology, together with the Center of Palliative Medicine, treats about 3,000 in-patients and approx. 11,000 outpatients per year. It is one of the largest specialist oncological departments in Germany and is one of the few centers re-certified by the ESMO (EuropeanSociety ofMedicalOncology) as a Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care.

Diagnostic Services

Radiological diagnoses

  • Fully digitalized X-ray department (RIS-PACS)
  • Two multi-slice computer tomography units
  • Two angiography workbenches
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging device with fast gradients (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Mammography device
  • Nuclear Medicine (lung, thyroid, bones etc.)


Cardiological diagnoses

  • ECG, exercise ECG, long-term ECG
  • Doppler of peripheral vessels, Doppler of blood vessels supplying the brain
  • Color Doppler (stress) echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography
  • Left heart catheter


Pulmonary diagnosis

  • Bodyplethysmograph
  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy


Gastroenterological diagnoses and interventions

  • Conventional ultrasound, colorcoded including organ punctures
  • High resolution ultrasound diagnoses +/- signal enhancer
  • Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Ileocoloscopy
  • Intestinoscopy including all current, interventional standard procedures
  • Diagnostic/therapeutic operations on the bile and pancreatic ducts (ERCP and PTCP)
  • Upper and lower endosonography including puncture possibilities
  • Capsule endoscopy

Therapeutic Services

The range of services includes outpatients and in-patients diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors and lymphomas in adults. We especially concentrate on other tumors of digestive tract, and on lung, head and throat tumors, gynecological tumors (breast cancer and others), urological tumors and sarcomas.
The high medical expertise of the Center is essentially due to long clinical experience of tumor therapy and continuous collaboration with renowned medical service teams in national and international working groups.
Also, participation of the Center in national and international therapy studies make it possible for us to supply innovative treatment methods.
Repeated weekly interdisciplinary tumor conferences and interdisciplinarity in everything, along with collaboration of all departments of the Essen-Mitte Clinic, together guarantee early planning of suitable treatment and fast assistance in complications of every kind.
The situation of the individual patient is all-important to us. To this end, providing care are 22 medical staff members (including eight doctors specializing in oncology/hematology) palliative physicians, a patient-orientated nursing team, psycho-oncologists and social workers.
The integration of a Department of Palliative Medicine and close collaboration with the Clinic of Naturopathy guarantees holistic care of patients and their families.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Currently, double bed rooms with a shower for two rooms predominate
  • Rooming in possible
  • Radio and television at each bed (free of charge), telephone at each bed (subject to call charges)
  • Special food preferences possible
  • An exclusive private bed section with 90 beds was opened in the summer of 2011


Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Internistic Oncology

Other services

  • Head and throat tumors
  • Urological tumors
  • Sarcomas
  • Lymphoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Colon cancer


Airports near

  • Airport Düsseldorf30 kilometer - approx. 25 minutes
  • Airport Dortmund50 kilometer - approx. 45 minutes
  • Airport essen Mulheim10 kliometer - approx. 15 minutes

Additional staff

Dr. med.
Marianne Kloke

Senior Consultant in Charge of Palliative Medicine