University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Diagnosis of vulvar cancer (program ID: 191111)

Tanja Fehm

Prof. Dr. med.

Tanja Fehm

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1990-1997 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen
1998 Promotion
1998-1999 Ärztin im Praktikum an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Erlangen
1999-2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellow am Cancer Immunobiology Center, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX-USA,
2001 Ernennung zum Adjunct assistant professor am Cancer Immunobiology Center, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX-USA,
2002 Assistenzärztin an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Erlangen
2002-2005 Facharztausbildung an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Tübingen
2005 Habilitation für das Fach "Gynäkologische Onkologie"
2005 Ernennung zum Oberarzt, Klinische Leitung der Sektion für translationale Gynäkoonkologie an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Tübingen
2006 Visiting professor, Prof. Dr. G. Sledge, Breast Cancer Research Center University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2006 Erwerb der Zusatzbezeichnung „Medikamentöse Tumortherapie“
2007 Visiting professor, Prof. Dr. M. Cristofanilli, Breast Cancer Center, MD Anderson, Houston, USA
2009-2012 Leitende Oberärztin Gynäkoonkologie
2009 Erwerb der Zusatzbezeichnung „Palliativmedizin"
2010 Erwerb des Schwerpunktes "Gynäkologische Onkologie"
2011 Vorstandsmitglied des Comprehensive Cancer Centers Tübingen
2012 Visiting professor am Centre for Gynecooncology, University College London Hospital, London, England (Prof. Widschwendter) sowie am Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, Indien (Dr. Puntambekar)
2012 Erwerb des Schwerpunktes "Spezielle Geburtshilfe und Perinatalmedizin"
2012 Ruf auf die W3-Professur Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Würzburg Ruf auf die W3-Professur Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Düsseldorf
2012 Wahl zur Sprecherin der AGO e.V.
Seit 2013 Direktorin an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Düsseldorf

Sprecherin der AGO Translationale Forschung, Sprecherin der AGO, Mitglied der Studienleitgruppe Ovar und Mamma, aktives Mitglied der AGO Mamma, Mitglied der DGGG Forschungskommission, Mitglied des Editorial Boards der Zeitschrift "Onkologie" und "Senologie", DGGG-Mentorin, Mitglied des Advisory Boards des CCC Tübingen

Posterpreis der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft, 2002; ASCO Merit Award 2002; ASCO Merit Award 2004; Hochschullehrerpreis im Bereich gynäkologische Onkologie 2005; 2. Wissenschaftspreis der Gesellschaft für Senologie 2006; "Busenfreund 2009", Wissenschaftspreis der Mammazone e.V. 2009; Posterpreis der Senologie 2011

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

To support women during pregnancy and the perinatal period is one of the central tasks of our department of obstetrics and gynecology with an emphasis on support of risk pregnancies. During the prenatal period our hospital offers all modern procedures of prenatal diagnostics and intrauterine therapy. We have a close cooperation with related disciplines such as human genetics, pediatric cardiology, pediatric urology and pediatric surgery.

A further emphasis of our gynaecological service is the treatment of malignancies of the female genital system. All tumors of the uterus, the ovaries and the external genitalia are being treated according to the tumor-stage and the individual needs. We are receiving supra-regional referrals of patients with locally advanced tumors that have spread to other organs like the urinary bladder or the rectum. A multidisciplinary approach for pelvic exenteration is a therapeutical option for patients with advanced disease. Our department is also a  referral center for patients with relapsing disease after irradiation. For these patients innovative techniques like secondary afterloading irradiation for pelvic wall tumors have been established.

For diagnostics and therapy of breast diseases a breast center has been set up. This facility offers the whole range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic techniques as well as countseling for women with a family history of breast cancer. For patients who need a breast biopsy we offer minimal-invasive techniques like the stereotactic Mammotome®-procedure. This biopsy ist performed computerassisted in an outpatient setting. This technique ist very well tolerated and makes an operation with hospitalization often unnecessary. If breastcancer is diagnosed, all modern operative and conservative treatment options are available.


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 markers (CEA, CA19-9, CA125)
  • gynecological examination:
    • colposcopy
    • vaginal swab
    • vulvar, cervical biopsy
    • histological examination
    • pelvic ultrasound
    • transvaginal ultrasound
    • breast ultrasound
  • ultrasound examination: pelvis, abdomen
  • CT/MRI of the abdomen and pelvis
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.

Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.