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Charite University Hospital Berlin

Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (26128)

Angelika Eggert

Prof. Dr. med.

Angelika Eggert

Specialized in: pediatric oncology and hematology

About the department

Located at the Campus Virchow-Klinikum, the Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology at the University Hospital Charite treats children with malignant diseases of the hematopoietic system, benign and malignant tumors, non-malignant diseases, congenital or acquired blood diseases and bleeding disorders. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Angelika Eggert. 

The activities of the Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology are aimed at the mutual work with doctors from all medical fields and interdisciplinary cooperation to improve work in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, rehabilitation and understanding of the mechanisms of disease development. 120 children with the newly diagnosed malignant disease and 25 those with its relapse are treated here every year. Besides, the department annually performs about 40-50 stem cell transplants.

The Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology at the University Hospital Charite specializes in the following medical focuses:

  • Cancer treatment in childhood and adolescence
  • Hematology in childhood and adolescence
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Leukemia treatment

Particular focus lies on the treatment of leukemia and neuro-oncology.

Curriculum vitae

  • 1993 Study of Medicine at the University of Essen, Germany.
  • 1991 - 1993 Doctorate, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Essen, Germany. Subject: "Preparation and characterization of adenovirus 12-specific polyclonal antibodies directed against specific E1A tumor antigens".
  • 1993 - 1997 Resident Physician, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
  • 1997 - 2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Group of Prof. G.M. Brodeur (Deutsche Krebshilfe/Wolfson Career Development Grant), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.
  • 2000 - 2002 Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
  • 2003 - 2004 Senior Physician, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
  • 2004 Habilitation, University of Duisburg-Essen , Germany. Subject:  "Expression and biological function of neurotrophin receptors and receptors of the TNF-family in embryonal tumors".
  • 2005 - 2008 C3 Professor of Pediatric Oncology and Deputy Director, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
  • 2006 - 2008 Interim Director, Department of Neonatology, Neuropediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine.
  • Since 2007, Director, University Hospital Essen, Comprehensive Cancer Center (WTZ).
  • Since 2008, Head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Pulmonology and Cardiology, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
  • 2009 - 2011 Executive MBA in the International Hospital & Health Care Management, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany.
  • Since 2013, W3 Professor in Pediatrics and Head of the Department of Hematology and Oncology, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • Acting Head of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Metabolic Medicine, Charite University Hospital Berlin.

Memberships

  • Since 1994, Member of the German Society of Pediatrics.
  • Since 1998, Member of the  American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
  • Since 2000, Member of the German Society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (GPOH).
  • Since 2000, Member of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP).

Awards

  • 1997 Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Advances in Neuroblastoma Research, City of Bath, United Kingdom.
  • 1998 Evans Prize, International Symposium on Advances in Neuroblastoma Research, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 2000 Poster Prize of the German Society of Pediatrics.
  • 2000 Dr. Odile Schweisguth Prize, SIOP Meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 2000 Research Prize of the WTZ, Essen, Germany.
  • 2001 AACR Young Investigator Award, New Orleans, USA.
  • 2001 Kind Philipp Prize in Pediatric Oncology, GPOH-Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany.

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