University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation (26099)
Specialized in: oncology, hematology, stem cell transplantation
About the department
The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen offers accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of benign and malignant blood diseases, as well as solid tumors. The department's specialists are proud of the excellent results in the field of stem cell transplantation, which is among the department’s priority focuses. The department has 61 beds, including 15 beds for patients who need allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Medical care is carried out both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The department is headed by PD Dr. med. Edgar Jost.
The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of leukemias and lymphomas, as well as aplastic syndromes, mast cell diseases and myeloproliferative neoplasms. The priorities of inpatient medical care are the treatment of acute leukemias and high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation in the case of multiple myeloma. In the field of solid tumor treatment, the department is known for systemic therapy of lung cancer, head and neck tumors, sarcomas, etc. In addition, the standard services include supportive treatment and systematic psycho-oncological consultations.
The department cooperates closely with the Euregional Comprehensive Cancer Center Aachen. Therefore, the department has an access to the very latest diagnostic and treatment methods, as well as the opportunity to engage all the necessary specialists to the treatment process. The therapy of cancers requires particularly professional and comprehensive approach, and therefore the treatment strategy for each patient is developed individually with the participation of oncologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, specialized doctors (for example, otolaryngologists, orthopedists), etc. The psycho-oncological care also plays an important role in the treatment process, since when the patients hear the diagnosis of cancer, they often lose heart and cannot cope with an emotional stress on their own. If desired, the treatment within the clinical trials is possible.
The department provides the diagnostics and treatment of the following pathologies:
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Acute myeloid leukemias
- Chronic myeloid leukemias
- Aplastic syndromes (for example, aplastic anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria)
- Hereditary and acquired anemias
- Blood clotting disorders
- Multiple myeloma
- Myeloproliferative neoplasms (for example, essential thrombocythemia, true polycythemia, primary myelofibrosis)
- Brain tumors
- Lymphomas of the central nervous system
- Head and neck tumors
- Lung cancer
- Melanomas (choroidal, metastatic melanomas)
- Other diseases
Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation.
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