University Hospital Bonn
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (279214)
Specialized in: pediatric hematology and oncology
About the department
The Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital Bonn offers the full range of modern therapies for young children, children of school age and adolescents with leukemia, malignant tumors and other diseases of the hematopoietic, immune system. The department carries out active research activities aimed at the development of new types of cellular therapy and immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with recurrent and resistant diseases. Together with the Institute of Experimental Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, the medical care is provided for children with blood-clotting disorders. The department is proud of the highest level of medical care, marked by the prestigious Ausgezeichnet FÜR KINDER certificate and certification of the German Cancer Society. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Dagmar Dilloo.
The treatment of children is provided in accordance with the standardized German and international protocols. The department’s successful clinical practice is based on an interdisciplinary, integrated approach, including the follow-up care for young patients in order to avoid relapse. Also, the advantages of the department include the state-of-art diagnostic equipment, which allows to carry out the high-precision examinations with minimal risks to the health of the child. The medical staff of the department pays special attention to the preparation of young patients for examination and procedures, explanation of all upcoming manipulations and elimination of psychological stress. The department's specialists believe that complete mutual understanding and sincerity in relations with children, the absence of a psycho-emotional barrier help to optimize the treatment process.
The department offers the advanced methods of cancer treatment and diagnostics, which significantly improve the quality and increase the life expectancy of young patients, allow the child to return to the normal way of life for his age and achieve a longer remission period. In addition, thanks to the use of innovative therapies, the children with pathologies, which have recently been considered incurable, can achieve a complete recovery. The treatment process mostly involves the use of chemotherapy with modern highly effective drugs, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, cell therapy, blood stem cell transplantation, etc. Each patient receives an individually developed treatment plan completed after a thorough examination. It can include one type of therapy or a combination of several methods.
The department is a member of the Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH) and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), and therefore has the opportunity to take an active part in collaborative researches aimed at improving the treatment of children with cancer, and then implement their results in everyday clinical practice. Particular attention is paid to the research of brain tumor treatment. Another priority is the treatment of children with recurrent and resistant diseases.
The service range of the department includes:
- Diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors
- Diagnostics and treatment of brain tumors
- Diagnostics and treatment of tumors of the internal organs
- Diagnostics and treatment of soft tissue tumors
- Diagnostics and treatment of all types of childhood leukemia
- Diagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic blood diseases
- Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the bone marrow and immunodeficiency conditions
- Blood stem cell transplantation and immune therapy
- Special palliative care for children
- Psychosocial support
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