Hannover Medical School, MHH

Hannover, Germany

Treatment of melanoma with vaccination of dendritic cells and chemotherapy (1 course) (program ID: 272243)

Alexander Kapp

Prof. Dr. med.

Alexander Kapp

Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology

Specialized in: allergology, dermatology

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The clinic of dermatology, allergology and venereology is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Germany. In 2014, the dermatology clinic for 55 beds (departments No. 41 and No. 86) and 25 partially inpatient treatment sites (DTK department) provided a full inpatient treatment to more than 2,200 patients, and partial hospital care to more than 6,000 persons. The outpatient care was provided to more than 10,000 patients (at the University outpatient clinic, emergency room and private clinic). The main directions of the clinical treatment are the inflammatory skin diseases (immune dermatology), allergy of the skin and mucosa and dermatooncology.

The clinic treats infants, children, adolescents and adults. The inpatient treatment of infants and children with skin diseases is provided in close cooperation with the clinics of the center for children and adolescent medicine.

At the forefront in the treatment of allergic diseases is, besides outpatient treatment, a partial inpatient and inpatient treatment with provocative diagnostics, e.g., for allergic reactions to environmental allergens (hay fever), food, medicine and insecticides, as well as specific immunotherapy of these diseases. It also explores the intolerance to implants and dental materials and conducts tests for contact eczema.

Besides immune dermatology, the patients are offered the innovative photomedical methods and laser therapy. The dermatooncology department has a dermatologic center of Hannover (HTZH) for treatment of skin tumors.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • PET-CT scan 
  • vaccination with mature, autologous monocyte-derived dendritic cells
    transfected with unselected autologous amplified tumor-RNA
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

Whether it is research, patient care or teaching, the concept of targeted promotion of basic aspects of activities has secured the first place of the Medical University of Hanover among the leading university hospitals in Germany in recent years.
Medical University of Hanover is a brilliant of healthcare. More than 57,000 stationary and more than 385,000 outpatients are treated in MUH. Meanwhile, it should be noted that medical research is closely related to the modern methods of diagnostics and treatment at the highest level. MUG is a clinic offering the maximum care and treatment, one of the German hospitals serving, in particular, a large number of seriously ill people. It is on the 24th position in the top list of hospitals in 2015 according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.