Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) diagnosis (program ID: 229161)

Charite University Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9/10 from 95 Votes
Specialized hospital
Ulrich Keilholz

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Ulrich Keilholz

Specialized in: oncology, hematology

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

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 blood test
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • differential blood count
  • ultrasound of the abdomen
  • CT/MRI scan (if clinically indicated, additional cost is 650/1200 €)
  • aspiration biopsy of bone marrow (if clinically indicated, additional cost is 2500 €)
    • immunohistochemical study
    • cytogenetic analysis (Philadelphia chromosome detection)
  • nursing services
  • tumor board: consultation of specialists in
    hematology, radiology, radiation therapy
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


Required documents:

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

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Charite University Hospital Berlin offers patients the full range of classical and innovative examinations, treatment of malignant diseases of all organs and anatomical structures of the human body. The spectrum is complemented by follow-up medical care, rehabilitation, modern schemes for the prevention and early detection of malignant diseases. An important component of the therapeutic process in the center is psycho-oncological care. The centerdals with the treatment of patients of all age groups, ranging from small children to elderly patients. The center is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Keilholz.

The center takes part in many leading clinical researches on the optimization of existing and the development of innovative therapeutic techniques. It integrates the work of all departments of the hospital engaged in the treatment of various types of cancers, therefore, the specialists from all medical fields cooperate closely here.

The center specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following malignant diseases:

Eye tumors
  • Choroidal melanoma in adults
  • Retinoblastoma in children
Breast cancer 
Bowel cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumors

Gynecological tumors

  • Cervical cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
Skin cancer
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Cancroid
  • Merkel-cell carcinoma
  • Skin lymphoma
  • Skin metastases
Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
  • Glioblastomas
  • Astrocytomas
  • Ependymomas
  • CNS lymphoma
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Neuromas
  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Metastases
Bone and soft tissue tumorsSarcomas
Head and neck tumors
  • Mouth cancer
  • Tumors with localization in the nose or paranasal sinuses
  • Lower jaw tumors
  • Pharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer
Cancer of the liver and biliary tract 
Leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma 
Lung cancer, including thymus cancer and pleural mesothelioma 
Esophageal and stomach cancer 
  • Liver metastases
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Brain metastases
  • Bone metastases
  • Lymph node metastases
  • Lung metastases
  • Skin metastases
  • Metastases of cancer of unknown primary
Adrenal cancer, neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma 
Neuroendocrine tumors with localization in the small and large intestines, pancreas, lung, stomach, cancer with unknown primary localization 
Pancreatic cancer 
Prostate cancer 
Thyroid cancer 
Urogenital tumors
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Penile cancer
Cancer in children and adolescents
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphomas
  • Sarcomas
  • Brain tumors
  • Eye tumors
  • Neuroblastomas
Other oncological diseases 

Curriculum vitae

  • 2015 Appointed as Professor in Oncology (W3) and Head of the Charite Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • 2013 - 2015 Acting Director of the Charite Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berlin.
  • 2008 - 2013 Deputy Director of the Charite Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • 2003 - 2015 C3 Professor in Clinical and Molecular Oncological Immunology, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • 1998 Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine, Free University of Berlin.
  • 1997 - 2013 Deputy Head, Department of Hematology, Oncology and Oncological Immunology, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • 1993 Habilitation, Internal Medicine, Heidelberg University.
  • 1993 Qualification in Hematology and Internal Oncology.
  • 1990 - 1997 Senior Physician, Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology, University Hospital Heidelberg.
  • 1990 Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine.
  • 1986 Scientific Internship at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA, Surgery, Department of Immunotherapy.
  • 1983 - 1990 Fellow, Heidelberg University, University Hospital Heidelberg.
  • 1984 PhD defense, Institute of Pathophysiology and Sports Medicine, Heidelberg University.
  • 1977 - 1983 Study of Medicine at the University of Mainz, Heidelberg University, University of Lexington (USA).

Activities in the Scientific Societies

  • 1999 - 2006 Board Member of the Working Group on Internal Oncology.
  • 2003 - 2005 Working Group on Melanoma Treatment (EORTC), Secretary (2001 - 2003), Board Member (2003 - 2005).
  • 2003 - 2006 International Society for Biological Cancer Therapy (iSBTc), Vice President (2003 - 2005), President (2005 - 2006).
  • 2006 - 2009 National Representative of Germany in the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin 

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