Academic Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main

location_on Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course) (program ID: 220781)

Elke Jäger

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Elke Jäger

Specialized in: oncology, hematology
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Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 2011 Berufung als Mitglied der Academy of Cancer Immunology, New York, USA
  • 2010 Ernennung zum Adjunct Professor am Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, USA
  • 2007 W3-Professur für Interdisziplinäre Onkologie an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
  • 2007 Weiterbildung Palliativmedizin
  • 2005 Ruf als Direktorin an das Nationalen Krebszentrums der Rupert-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg (Ablehnung des Rufs 2005)
  • 2003 Chefärztin der Klinik für Onkologie und Hämatologie, Krankenhaus Nordwest, Frankfurt
  • 2003 Direktorin des `Clinical Trial Centers´ des `Ludwig Institut for Cancer Research´, New York, am Krankenhaus Nordwest
  • 2003 Leitung des Klinisch-Immunulogischen Forschungslabors der Klinik für Onkologie und Hämatologie am Krankenhaus Nordwest, Frankfurt
  • 1997 Habilitation im Fach Innere Medizin, Thema: "Immunreaktion gegen Melanom-assoziierte Antigene: Grundlagen für die Entwicklung einer antigenspezifischen Immuntherapie"
  • 1997 Weiterbildung für das Fach Hämatologie - Onkologie
  • 1992 Weiterbildung für das Fach Innere Medizin
  • 1992-1993 Leitende Oberärztin an der II. Medizinische Klinik, Hämatologie- Onkologie am Krankenhaus Nordwest, Frankfurt
  • 1986-1992 Assistenzärztin an der I. Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik sowie in der Abteilung für Pathologie der Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
  • 1986 Promotion im Fach Innere Medizin, Thema: "Untersuchung der Eiweissfraktionen im Magen-Chymus nach Lactalbumingabe unter dem Einfluss von Bitterstoffen", Bayerische Julius-Maximilian-Universität, Würzburg
  • 1979-1985 Studium der Humanmedizin an den Universitäten Mainz, Würzburg, Köln


  • Ausbildung der Studenten im Praktischen Jahr an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Univerität, Frankfurt
  • Vorlesung "Ausgewählte Themen in der internisitschen Hämatologie - Onkologie" und "Tumorimmunologie" für Studenten im Praktischen Jahr der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
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Department of Oncology and Hematology

The Department of Oncology and Hematology at the Hospital Nordwest under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Elke Jäger is a medical institution, which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the hematopoietic system, as well as all kinds of cancer. The Department includes 74 beds in its 3 sections, the Palliative Care Center with 10 beds and a day hospital with 6 beds. 

The Department of Oncology and Hematology at the Hospital Nordwest focuses on oncology (treatment of tumors), hematology (treatment of blood diseases) and oncological immunotherapy. The treatment of all kinds of cancer of different organ systems, as well as benign and malignant blood diseases, blood clotting system and lymphatic organs is carried out by means of conventional, experimental and alternative methods. The treatment program is developed during the cancer consultations. The interdisciplinary discussion involves the participation of specialists from different fields: oncology, surgery, gastroenterology, pathology, radiology and radiation therapy. Once there has been conducted a comprehensive examination, the specialists make up the best individual treatment recommendations. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Elke Jäger is the Cancer Center, certified by the German Society for Hematology and Oncology. 

The field of hematology at the Hospital Nordwest is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the blood and bone marrow hematopoietic cells. The range of the services is very wide. These include leukemias and lymphomas, impaired hemopoiesis and blood clotting. Impaired hemopoiesis involves numerous forms of anemia (e.g. iron deficiency anemia), lack of platelets, white blood cells and a combination of these changes. To diagnose and treat hematological diseases, the Hospital Nordwest has an outpatient clinic for hematological patients and a specialized Section of Hematology. 

In addition, the Department of Oncology and Hematology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Elke Jäger also provides patients with medical care and services in the field of diet therapy, psycho-oncology and remedial gymnastics. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Oncology and Hematology at the Hospital Nordwest includes:

  • Individual diagnosis and treatment of tumors
  • Conservative treatment of tumors
  • High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation
  • Combined radio-chemotherapy 
  • Immunotherapy
  • Antitumor vaccination
  • Whole body hyperthermia
  • Interdisciplinary treatment of tumors
  • Pain therapy
  • Palliative medicine

The main focuses of the Department of Oncology and Hematology:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of gynecological tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant brain tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired immunodeficiency diseases (including HIV and AIDS)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant breast tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of hematological tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of oncologic diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of head and neck tumors
  • Interdisciplinary postoperative monitoring
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT / MRI of the abdomen and retriperitoneum
  • abdominal and retroperitoneal ultrasound
  • 1 course of chemotherapy
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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