University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Chemotherapy in breast cancer (program ID: 83645)

Arndt Borkhardt

Prof. Dr. med.

Arndt Borkhardt

Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology

Specialized in: oncology, hematology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1990 Studium der Medizin an der Medizinischen Akademie Magdeburg, Promotion zum Dr. med.
1991-1992 Molekulargenetisches Forschungsstipendium der Stüssgen-Schmidt-Stiftung, Kinderklinik JLU Universität Gießen
1992-1997 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Kinderheilkunde, Kinderklinik JLU Universität Gießen
1997-2001 Funktionsoberarzt, später Oberarzt Neonatologie und Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin, Kinderklinik JLU Universität Gießen Schwerpunktannerkennung in den Subspezialitäten Neonatologie (1999), pädiatrische Intensivmedizin (2002)
1999-2003 Oberarzt Pädiatrische Hämatologie & Onkologie, Kinderklinik JLU Universität Gießen, Leiter des Molekulargenetischen Labors der Klinik
1999 Habilitation mit molekulargenetischen Arbeiten zur Leukämieentstehung bei Kindern, Vena legendi im Fach Kinderheilkunde, JLU Universität Gießen
2003 Ruf auf die C3-Professur Pädiatrische Hämatologie & Onkologie, Stammzelltransplantation LMU München, Dr. v. Haunersches Kinderspital, Ausbildungsleiter der Bayrischen Ärztekammer
2005-2006 Ruferteilung auf Lehrstühle für Allgemeine Kinderheilkunde bzw. Pädiatrische Hämatologie & Onkologie an den Universitäten Halle (2005), Essen-Duisburg (2006), Jena (2006) bzw. Düsseldorf (2006)
2006 Rufannahme an die Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Direktor der Klinik für Pädiatrische Hämatologie, Onkologie und Klinische Immunologie seit 02.11.2006

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Clinic of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology covers the complete spectrum of malignant tumors in childhood and adolescence as well as hematologic disorders, inborn or acquired immunodeficiency and rheumatoid disease. The Clinic offers specialized out patient ambulances for the distinct disease entities.

The last two decades have been characterized by a significant improvement of the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with immunologic or neoplastic disorders. Thus, a long time survival is achieved in approximately 85% of children with cancer treated in Düsseldorf. This progress has been accomplished by the establishment of a broad panel of therapeutic modalities. Here, the bone marrow transplantation with hematopoietic stem cells from related or unrelated donors constitutes a special focus of clinical and scientific research. In children with malignant solid tumors, which respond incompletely to standard therapy or relapse, the cytostatic effect of chemotherapy is enhanced by simultaneous hyperthermia of the tumor region (thermochemotherapy). This strategy may facilitate complete tumor resection. In addition, in special situations dose intensified chemotehrapy followed by autologous stem cell support can be utilized. Other children receive immunologic treatment with tumor or leukemia vaccines, which may induce a specific immune  response.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • MRI of the breast
  • breast mammography
  • breast sonography 
  • testing for ER and PR
  • the HER2 status
  • Oncotype DX test (on indications, additional cost 4000 €)
  • Mammaprint test (on indications, additional cost 3000 €)
  • consultation of related specialists
  • 1 curse of chemotherapy 
  • nursing services
  • treatment via head doctor 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.