University Hospital Essen
Department of Hematology (289978)
Specialized in: hematology
About the department
The Department of Hematology at the Essen University Hospital is the largest center for blood diseases in the Ruhr Area. The range of tasks of the Department of Hematology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Dührsen includes the full range of medical services in the field of hematology, hematology-oncology and hemostasiology; the Department also specializes in the research and treatment of malignant lymphomas.
The Essen University Hospital uses the most modern methods for diagnosis and treatment. These include high-dose therapy with the transplantation of autologous stem cells, immunotherapy methods, specific treatment methods for neoplastic diseases and molecular types of therapy. Clinical and scientific orientation of the Department provides patients with an access to promising approaches in the treatment.
In 2008 the outpatient clinic of the West German Cancer Centre (WTZ) was incorporated into the Department. As part of the inpatient medical care, there was opened a new building for WTZ departments in January 2012. The location in immediate proximity to the Diagnostic Center and to the main partners, such as the Departments of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine allow the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Dührsen to provide top-class medical care.
The Department of Hematology at the Essen University Hospital includes the following focuses i.a.:
- AML, myelodysplasia, histiocytosis
- Myeloproliferative neoplasms
- Aggressive lymphomas, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, ALL
- Indolent lymphoma, CLL
- Multiple myeloma, amyloidosis
- Anemia, cytopenia and immunodeficiency, PNH
- Coagulation disorders
- Therapy optimisation and phase I, II and III studies in patients with leukaemias, myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative diseases, lymphomas, myelomas, anaemias and coagulation disorders.
- Development and evaluation of molecular prognostic markers in leukaemias and lymphomas.
- Stem cell therapy in haematopoietic and non-haematopoietic diseases.
- Structure and function of the haematopoietic microenvironment in healthy and diseased bone marrow.
- Telomeres and telomerase in healthy and diseased haematopoietic cells.
- Gene expression and aberrant gene utilisation in leukaemias and lymphomas.
- Murine models of leukaemogenesis.
- Murine models of haematopoietic stem cell control.
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