We are Germany’s largest movement for a fearless and taboo-free handling of a disease every second human suffers from during the span of a lifetime: CANCER.


yeswecan!cer gGmbH is a public welfare oriented community that supports people suffering from cancer. We wish to promote self-help among those affected – by ways of communication and the exchange of information. The YES!APP in addition to publicity campaigns and other events will further promote the foundations purpose.

For a long time now, individual cancer patients, associations and projects have been campaigning for a different, authentic, open and positive form of communication and sharing their stories of illness in blogs, on Facebook, Instagram or their own YouTube channel. With their experiences and tips, they give those affected orientation and practical help in life and convey hope and confidence.

We will support these influencers with a centralized platform. We create awareness, focus attention and optimize media reach for a common cause. Our motto: You are not alone.

The headquarters of our Non-Profit GmbH are in Berlin and Munich.

Our dedicated team consists of eminent doctors of various faculties and experienced media people. yeswecan!cer is supported by volunteers, committed musicians, well-known film and television producers, athletes and influencers.

That’s why we deliberately choose not to use stock or staged photos. 

Find out more about yeswecan!cer as social enterprise here.


Bild von Jörg Hoppe, Founder von yeswecan!cer

In October 2016, media entrepreneur Jörg A. Hoppe was diagnosed with cancer. A stem cell transplant in February 2017 was successful. Half a year later, Hoppe founded yeswecan!cer.

Until his illness, Hoppe worked successfully as a music manager, TV and cinema producer. He is a Platinum record holder, and is a Grimme, TV, Berlinale and Echo award winner.

“I decided from the start to be open about my illness and not make a secret of it . I took pictures, sent selfies, and answered honestly and openly to all inquiries as to how I was doing. I wanted to lift the taboo of cancer and in the process I was rewarded with incredibly positive feedback. The compassion of my family, good friends, acquaintances and colleagues have given me the necessary strength to endure this illness. Their active support got me through the darkest hours by restoring faith in myself and the hope of healing. Their encouragement and love has saved my life and is our motto.”

The Advisory Council

Reputability, transparency and professionalism is the emphasis of our charitable work.
The yeswecan!cer gGmbH is supported by an advisory board of well known physicians, NGO founders, media and marketing specialists. This committee assists the management with advice and know-how in setting up and managing our non-profit organization.

Our Advisory Council members are ambassadors for yeswecan!cer.org.

Doctors and experts in alphabetical order.

Dr. Anke Diehl
Chief Transformation Officer at Essen University Hospital

Dr. Anke Diehl has been responsible for implementing the "Smart Hospital" digitization strategy since 2018. The focus of her work was clinically in neurology, neuroradiology and radiology as well as in clinical study management and health services research. She is an expert in digital medicine and is currently working on gender issues in AI and digitization, among other topics. In November 2021, Dr. Anke Diehl received the "Medical Woman of the Year Award 2021". „Medical Woman of the Year Award 2021 – Medizinerin des Jahres 2021“.

Prof. Dr. Martin Glas
Prof. Dr. Martin Glas
Brain tumour specialist, Professor of Clinical Neurooncology and Head of the Neurooncology Centre at the West German Tumour Centre, Essen University Hospital

Founder and 1st Chairman of the Deutsche Innovationsbündniss Krebs & Gehirn DIKG.org, co-initiator of the campaign Together against Glioblastoma gemeinsamgegenglioblastom.euMember of the Board of the Neurooncology Working Group of the German Cancer Society and the Neurooncology Commission of the German Neurological Society

Prof. Winfried Hardinghaus
Chairman of the German Hospice and Palliative Association (DHPV)

Prof. Winfried Hardinghaus is a palliative physician and hospice pioneer. As early as 1994, he founded the award-winning palliative and hospice project SPES VIVA in Osnabrück. He is head of the Clinic for Palliative Medicine at Franziskus Hospital in Berlin and chairman of the DHPV and the German Hospice and Palliative Foundation (DHP Foundation).

Prof. Dr. Dr. Negin Karimian
Dr. Negin Karimian
Resident at the Deparmtne of Dermatology, Venereology & Allergology Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Dr. med. Karimian beschäftigte sich bereits während ihrer Studienzeit als Doktorandin am Imperial College London mit dem Thema Krebs. Der Forschungsschwerpunkt war motiviert durch die frühe Brustkrebserkrankung Ihrer Mutter. Die Ermittlung neuer Zielstrukturen bei therapierefraktärem Mammakarzinom. Weiterhin arbeitete Sie in den letzten Jahren Ihres Studiums im nationalen und internationalen Team von AMBOSS (MIAMED GmbH) mit. Aktuell ist Dr. med. Karimian Assistenzärztin in der Klinik für Dermatologie. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt hier vor allem der Dermatoonkologie.   Weiterhin ist sie Mitgründerin des Vereins taschengeldfirma e.V., der sich für Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Neukölln engagiert.
Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle
Director of the Gynaecological Clinic University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Holder of the Chair of Gynaecology

Prof. Dr. Kiechle’s research focuses on the field of gynaecological oncology with a special emphasis on hereditary cancers in women and on the establishment of individualised cancer targets. The clinical research focuses on the diagnosis, therapy and prevention of tumour diseases in women. Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts from 21 March to 12 November 2018

Prof. Dr. Philipp Lenz
Prof. Dr. Philipp Lenz
Medical Director Central Facility for Palliative Medicine and Coordinating Managing Director of the West German Tumour Centre (WTZ) Network Partners Münster, University Hospital Münster

Palliative physician, internist and gastroenterologist, lecturer in palliative medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster

Dr. med. Markus Müschenich
Dr. Markus Müschenich
Specialist in paediatrics, founder and managing partner of Flying Health

In addition to his work as a paediatrician, he was a board member of non-profit and private hospital groups for over 10 years, is a founding member and board member of the Federal Association of Internet Medicine and is considered a specialist for the future of medicine. In 2012 he founded Flying Health, the leading ecosystem for Next Generation Healthcare. With his company, he introduced the world’s first app on prescription for holistic digital therapy in 2014.

Cancer researcher and former head physician for oncology and haematology at UKL Leipzig

Former President of the European Society and the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EMBT/WBMT), Vice-President of the EMBT / WBMT. President of the East German Study Group of Haematology and Oncology (OSHO) and member of the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Schlomm, Beirat von yeswecan!cer
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schlomm
Specialist in urological cancers and gene-based cancer treatment, Professor of Urology and Medical Director of the urology clinic at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Initiator of the Hauptstadt Urologie Netzwerkmedizin initiative to directly involve patients in medical processes and research.
Initiator of the Deutsches Netzwerk für Präzisionsmedizin (DNA-Med) with the aim of making state-of-the-art medicine available to all.
Coordinator of the International Cancer Gene Consortium (ICGC), The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) und des German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA).
Dr. med. Adak Pirmorady Sehouli
Dr. Adak Pirmorady-Sehouli
Specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine and Head of Psychotherapy at the University Outpatient Clinic of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin

In addition to being a medical specialist, she is a cultural scientist and a psychoanalyst at the BIPP. Her research projects focus on the integration of creativity into treatment strategies and a holistic, humane approach to medicine. She wrote her dissertation on quality of life aspects after carcinoma disease. Her master’s thesis was entitled: The dream dialogue: An opportunity to change the doctor-patient relationship?

Prof. Dr. Dr. Guido Schumacher
Prof. Dr. Dr. Guido Schumacher
Head physician of the Department of Surgery at the Municipal Hospital Braunschweig and head of the local Colon Cancer Centre

Specialist in oncological surgery and deputy spokesperson of the Cancer Center Braunschweig, Head of the Visceral Oncology Centre with a focus on the pancreas and oesophagus, head of the Competence Centre for Diseases of the Oesophagus and Stomach and Head of the Competence Centre for Coloproctology

Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli
Prof. Dr. Dr. Jalid Sehouli
Director of the Clinic for Gynaecology with Centre for Oncological Surgery at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Head of the Gynaecological Tumour Centre and European Competence Centre for Ovarian Cancer (EKZE)

yeswecan!cer – Beirat – Prof. Dr. Georg Seifert – Klinik für Pädiatrie mit Schwerpunkt Onkologie und Hämatologie, Charité Berlin
Prof. Dr. Georg Seifert
Clinic for Paediatrics with a focus on oncology and haematology, Charité Berlin

Prof. Dr. Georg Seifert is a senior physician in paediatric oncology and professor of naturopathy and integrative medicine in paediatrics at the Charité in Berlin and at the University of Sao Paulo, where he researches Brazilian naturopathy and traditional medicine.

Dr. Christian Weißenberger
Palliative Medicine and Radiotherapy Consultant

Practice Director of his own Centre for Radiotherapy in Freiburg.

Post-doctoral on Online Information for Cancer Patients

Founder of the ‘Freiburger Health Race’ (a running and exercise event for people with and without cancer). 

Talks and publications on colon cancer, breast and prostate carcinoma. 

Prof. Dr. Jochen Werner
Prof. Dr. Jochen Werner
Since 2015 Medical Director and Chair of the Board of Management of the University Hospital Essen/Duisburg

Previously Medical Director of the Marburg University Hospital and in the management of the University Hospital of Gießen/Marburg (UKGM). Dr. Werner describes himself as a medical influencer and is active on social media. A visionary who wants to transform the Essen University Medical Centre/University Hospital (almost 8,500 employees) into a Smart Hospital.

Jan Witte
Jan Witte
Managing Director Vayamed / Medical Director Sanity Group

Previously specialist in internal medicine and senior physician in haematology, oncology and palliative medicine at Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln, from 2018 Medical Director of Aphria Deutschland GmbH

Till Behnke
Social entrepreneur and business informatics specialist

During his studies, he joined an aid organisation that built houses in South African townships. In 2007 he founded betterplace.org, which today is Germany’s largest online donation platform, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board and Supervisory Board. He is a founding partner and managing director of nebenan.de, (mesvoisins.fr, tienes-sal.es, vicinimiei.it), the largest neighbourhood community in Europe.

Director Germany, African Parks Foundation

Organizer of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), concept developer and implementer of the African Good Governance Network, activist against HIV stigma in Nairobi, Kenya, and part-time lecturer in Good Governance at the Technical University of Berlin. Until 2019 project development, fundraising, partnership management at Transparency International.

Prof. Dr. David Matusiewicz - Foto: Pramudiya
Prof. Dr. David Matusiewicz
Director for Health and Social Affairs at the Research Institute for Health & Social Affairs (ifgs), Dean at the FOM University of Applied Sciences gGmbH

Dr. David Matusiewicz is Professor of Medical Management at the FOM University of Applied Sciences. At Germany’s largest private university, he has been responsible for the area of Health & Social Affairs as Dean since 2015, and is also the Director of the Research Institute for Health & Social Affairs (ifgs). Prof. Dr Matusiewicz supports technology-driven start-ups in the healthcare sector as a founder and is active on various supervisory boards and as an investor in companies. His focus is always on supporting the digital transformation of healthcare.


We are a small bunch of media and event specialists, who have been directly or indirectly effected by cancer.

The YES!CON team can be found on yeswecan-cer.com .

For contact requests and inquiries we can be reached by mail: 

Alexandra von Korff
Tobias Korenke
Dr. Tobias Korenke

Head of Communication

Sina Otto
Sina Otto
Art Direction
Norman Roßberg -yeswecan!cer Team
Norman Roßberg
APPMAN, Patient Relation

UX/UI design App

Dual student
André Schlegel
Public Relation
Bianca Nawrath
Bianca Nawrath
Text and moderation
Daniela Noack
Daniela Noack
Julia Josten
Susanne Reimann – Moderatorin – yeswecan!cer
Susanne Reimann

yeswecan!cer Switzerland

Coordination CALL-IN

Anja Opitz
Anja Opitz
Editorial office CALL-IN
Christine Fitterer
Christine Fitterer
Editorial office CALL-IN
Dada Peng - yeswecan!cer Team
Dada Peng

End-of-life care
Superheroes Fly Ahead

Peter Stahlhofen -yeswecan!cer Team
Peter Stahlhofen
Merchandise, Shop
Gabi Grundmann -yeswecan!cer Team
Gabi Grundmann

Team assistance

Anja Laskowski

volunteer yeswecan!cer employee

Peter Müller
Peter Müller


Contact us, if you wish to support yeswecan!cer with your time, your know how and your commitment. We look forward to meeting you. Donations are always welcome.