University Hospital Marburg UKGM
Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology (590780)
Specialized in: adult and pediatric radiation therapy, radiation oncology
About the department
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital Marburg UKGM ranks among the best German medical facilities in the field of radiation therapy!
The department offers all modern types of radiation therapy for cancer patients. The unique offer of the department is proton therapy, which is carried out within the framework of the specialized center. The department treats about 2,000 patients every year. Preference is given to an individual approach to each clinical case. Therapy is provided in strict accordance with the protocols of the German Cancer Society. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Rita Engenhart-Cabillic.
In addition to such advanced forms of radiation therapy as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, 3D conformal radiation therapy, the department's tasks include stereotactic procedures on the brain, lungs, liver, as well as all forms of brachytherapy. The department’s doctors also specialize in the treatment of benign joint diseases.
To conduct effective radiation therapy, the department has cutting-edge technical equipment. This includes 3 modern linear accelerators manufactured by SIEMENS and ELEKTA (PINNACLE radiation planning program based on CT scans) for electron and photon irradiation, stereotactic equipment by Leibinger for treating brain tumors, which works in conjunction with RADIO SURGERY and VIRTOUSO irradiation planning systems, medical devices by Nucletron for intracavitary and interstitial radiation therapy (PLATO and Ocentra Prostate planning systems). When conducting radiation therapy for prostate tumor, the location of the tumor and nearby organs is determined by rectal ultrasound. The amount of "radioactive seeds" with iodine-125 for prostate cancer treatment is determined using the Varian VariSeed radiation planning system.
The service range of the department includes:
- 3D conformal radiation therapy
- Palliative radiation therapy
- Lung, liver and brain metastases
- Lung tumors
- Bleedings caused by tumors (for example, gynecological ones)
- Prostate cancer
- Gynecological tumors (for example, uterine cancer)
- Anal cancer
- Esophageal tumors
- ENT tumors
- Stereotactic procedures (radiosurgery)
- Brain tumors (for example, gliomas, ependymomas and medulloblastomas)
- Benign brain tumors (for example, meningiomas, neuromas)
- Pituitary adenomas
- Vascular malformations
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
- Certain types of ear, throat and nose tumors
- Certain types of prostate cancer
- Irradiation for benign diseases
- Heel spur
- Rhizarthrosis and arthrosis of other joints of the hands and fingers
- Golfer's elbow/tennis elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Knee arthrosis
- Hip arthrosis
- Intraoperative radiation therapy
- Image-guided radiation therapy
- Proton therapy (within the framework of a specialized center)
- Head tumors
- Gliomas of WHO Grade II-III, residual or recurrent glioblastoma
- Pituitary adenomas (inoperable, untreatable with radiosurgery)
- Acoustic neuroma (inoperable, untreatable with radiosurgery)
- Cerebral arteriovenous malformations
- Otolaryngological tumors
- Adenoid cystic carcinoma
- ENT tumors, especially nasal tumors
- Thoracic organs
- Lung cancer (inoperable I-III stages)
- Pleural mesothelioma (inoperable I-III stages)
- Esophageal carcinoma
- Abdominal tumors
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- Pancreatic cancer (localized, progressive)
- Pelvic tumors
- Gynecological malignancies
- Prostate cancer
- Recurrence of colorectal cancer
- Paraspinal sarcomas/carcinomas
- Skull base chordoma/chondrosarcoma
- Axial skeleton osteo-/chondrosarcomas (inoperable)
- Trunk soft tissue sarcomas/chordomas
- Limb soft tissue sarcomas/chordomas
- Pediatric tumors
- Germ cell tumors
- Other tumors in children
- Head tumors
- Other types of radiation therapy, other diseases
Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology.
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