Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy (program ID: 280893)

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

location_on Aachen, Germany
8.9/10 from 41 Votes
Specialized hospital
Michael Johannes Eble

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Michael Johannes Eble

Specialized in: radiation oncology, radiotherapy

Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy

The 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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • tumor marker
  • CT planning  of radiation therapy
  • a full course of conventional of radiation therapy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • consultation of related specialists

Required documents:

  • Medical records
  • MRI/CT scan (not older than 3 months)
  • Biopsy results (if available)
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About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German medical facilities in the field of its specialization! 

The department offers all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of various oncological pathologies. The use of the very latest imaging techniques in the treatment planning allows to reduce the incidence and severity of side effects. All therapeutic procedures meet all relevant national and international protocols. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Michael Johannes Eble.

Particular importance in the department is paid to intraoperative irradiation using miniature linear accelerators, as well as fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy and radiosurgery (Gamma Knife treatment) for brain tumors. Another treatment priority is radiation therapy for prostate cancer using implantation of radioactive microsources ("seeds"). Radiation therapy requires high dose of radiation for successful prostate cancer treatment. When inserting radioactive microsources into the tissue, the radiation dose can be maximally focused and increased at the same time. The department has been carrying out this type of therapy since 1999, therefore, the doctors have rich clinical experience in this field. Iodine-125 is used (half-life is 60 days) as radionuclide. The implantation is carried out under the control of imaging devices.

The department's team of doctors makes every effort to ensure the highest quality of medical service. The department's therapeutic options include innovative cancer strategies. Thus, the department provides differentiated and the most effective radiation therapy, whereas due attention is also paid to radiation protection. In addition, the department's doctors are highly competent, as well as surround patients with care, understanding and respect.

The therapeutic services of the department include:

  • Stereotactic radiation therapy/head and body radiosurgery
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Differentiated radiation therapy for prostate cancer 
  • Combined radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy
  • Implantation of radioactive microsources for prostate cancer treatment
  • Other types of radiation therapy

Photo of the doctor: (c) Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 

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