University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Treatment of melanoma with vaccination of dendritic cells and chemotherapy (1 course) (program ID: 271793)

Bernhard Homey

Prof. Dr. med.

Bernhard Homey

Department of Dermatology

Specialized in: dermatology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1988-1995 Studium der Medizin an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • 1997 Approbation
  • 1992-1998 Promotion zum Doktor der Medizin, Hautklinik, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf Thema: „Charakterisierung der molekularen und zellulären Mechanismen während primärer allergischer und irritativer Reaktionen im Immunsystem der Haut“

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1992 Forschungsaufenthalt Dept. of Dermatolgy, University of California San Francisco Schwerpunkte: 1. Analyse der Effekte von FK506 auf das Immunsystem der Haut 2. Etablierung des „Local Lmph Node Assays“
  • 1995-1998 Arzt im Praktikum und Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Hautklinik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. T. Ruzicka)
  • 1998-2001 Forschungsaufenthalt, Dept. of Immunology, DNAX Research Institute, California, Supervisor: Albert Zlotnik, Ph.D.
  • 2001-2004 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (C1) Hautklinik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. T. Ruzicka) Leiter des Forschungslabors für Dermatoimmunologie und Onkologie der Hautklinik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
  • 2003 Facharzt für Haut – und Geschlechtskrankheiten
  • 2003 Habilitation und Venia legendi, Medizinische Fakultät der Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Thema: „Chemokine und ihre Rezeptoren: Schlüsselmoleküle der Pathogenese entzündlicher Hautkrankheiten“
  • 2004 Oberarzt Hautklinik, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
  • 2004 Berufung zum Universitätsprofessor (C3) für Dermatologie an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • 2006 Berufung zum Universitätsprofessor (W3) für Dermatologie an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf sowie Leitung der Hautklinik, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf offers treatment of all dermatological diseases. The head of the Departent is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Homey. The Department focuses on the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, the treatment of skin cancer with special consideration of melanoma as well as diagnosis and treatment of allergies. The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  has over 55 beds and 4 units for patient care. Apart from the treatment on the outpatient basis, the Department of Dermatology under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Homey offers inpatient medical care as well. The outpatient reception of patients is provided in the general outpatient clinic, in the departments of allergies and andrology.

The highly specialized doctors of the Department of Dermatology provide counseling for the patients with skin tumors (malignant melanoma), neurodermatitis, autoimmune skin diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, dermatomyositis), wound healing disorders, vein diseases, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), virus diseases (e.g., warts), problems with in the area of the rectum (proctology) as well as for the patients with organ transplants. As the Department cooperates with the Department of Pediatrics, it provides counseling for children with skin problems twice a week. Furthermore,  the Department of Dermatology carries out phototherapy: both diagnostic and therapeutic radiation. Apart from phototherapy, the Department focuses on the diagnosis of sun allergies and other forms of intolerance to light.

The Department of Dermatology under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Homey annually performs over 4,000 operations to treat skin tumors. In addition to surgical interventions, the Department of Dermatology also offers non-invasive skin cancer treatments by means of photodynamic therapy (photosensitiser plus light) or topical immunomodulators.

Along with the treatment of skin diseases, the treatment of skin alternations due to the age is getting more and more important. Within cosmetic dermatology, the Department of Dermatology offers various modern methods. In addition to surgery, there are also used different laser therapy methods, chemical peeling, injections of botulinum toxin type A etc.

The range of services of the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf includes:

  • Andrology
  • Aesthetic dermatology and cosmetics
  • Dermatooncology
  • Dermatosurgery/ operations
  • Dermatological image and  image archiving
  • Dermatopathology
  • Ectracorporeal photopheresis
  • Center for Medical Records
  • Interdisciplinary treatment of pediatric hemangiomas
  • Laser dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • US of lymphatic nodes
  • Medical cosmetics and foot care
  • Mycology
  • Photodynamic therapy 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • PET-CT scan 
  • vaccination with mature, autologous monocyte-derived dendritic cells
    transfected with unselected autologous amplified tumor-RNA
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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