Hannover Medical School, MHH

Hannover, Germany

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course) (program ID: 272544)

Christian Kratz

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Kratz

Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Specialized in: pediatrics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

03/2012 – heute: Direktor der Klinik für Pädiatrische Hämatologie undOnkologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
2009 – 2012: Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (Direktor: Prof. J. Fraumeni), National Cancer Institute (Direktor, Prof. H. Varmus), Bethesda, USA
2008 – 2009: Leiter der Abteilung für Kinder-Hämatologie und Onkologie, Wellington Hospital, Wellington, Neuseeland
2008 Ruf auf die Ordentliche Universitätsprofessur für Kinderheilkunde an der University of Otago, Wellington, Neuseeland, Ablehnung des Rufs in 2009 10. Okt.
2007: Erwerb der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Kinder-Hämatologie und Onkologie
2005: Fünf Monate Forschungsaufenthalt an der University of California San Francisco (Prof. K. Shannon), finanziert durch ein Stipendium der Dr. Heinrich Kircher Stiftung
2005 – 2008: Oberarzt an der Klinik für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin am Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Schwerpunkt: Kinder-Hämatologie und Onkologie (Direktor: Prof. Dr. C. Niemeyer)
2003 – 2004: Facharzt und ab 2004 Funktionsoberarzt an der Klinik für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin am Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Brandis). Schwerpunkt:2 Kinder-Hämatologie und Onkologie (Direktor: Professor Dr. C. Niemeyer)
21. Nov. 2002: Anerkennung als Facharzt für Kinderheilkunde
1999 – 2000: Mildred Scheel Stipendium für einen Forschungsaufenthalt am Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco (Prof. K. Shannon)
2001 – 2002: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Kinderklinik der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Direktor: Prof. Dr.med. H.G. Lenard) mit klinischem Schwerpunkt in der Kinder- Hämatologie und Onkologie (Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. U. Göbel).
1998 – 1999: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Kinderklinik der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. H.G. Lenard) mit klinischem Schwerpunkt in der Kinder- Hämatologie und Onkologie (Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. U. Göbel)
6. Juli 1998: Approbation als Arzt
1997 – 1998: Arzt im Praktikum an der Kinderklinik der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. H.G. Lenard)

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Within the framework of the activities of the Certified Cancer Center at the Department of Oncology and Hematology the treatment of cancer and diseases of the hematopoietic system using the most modern treatment methods is introduced. The examinations in the field of tumor immunology are carried out and new therapy methods in clinical trials are provided here at the Department.

Professional services of the Department include:

• All types of standard chemotherapy and immunotherapy, such as antibody treatment

• High dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation

• Experimental therapy methods in clinical trials. For this purpose, there exists a close cooperation with our Department of Clinical Research

• To the research directions belong immunological diagnosis and treatment of tumors, e.g., with help of tumor vaccines

• Combined radio-chemotherapy in collaboration with the Department of Radiation Oncology


In some cases, treatment recommendations by the Interdisciplinary Commission on the Tumors Treatment are given. At a Multidisciplinary Consultation of oncologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, radiologists and radiation oncologists after extensive discussions the best individual treatment methods for cancer patients are selected. The treatment strategy chose the patients by themselves. The medical team explains all the necessary diagnostic steps and supports them at all treatment stages.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT / MRI of the abdomen
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • 1 course of chemotherapy
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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Duration of program:

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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.