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high-dose chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell autografts (PBSCT) in neuroblastoma (ganglioneyroblastoma) stage 4 (program ID: 240709)

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

location_on Hamburg, Germany
9.2/10 from 92 Votes
Specialized hospital
Carsten Bokemeyer

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Carsten Bokemeyer

Specialized in: hematology, oncology, pneumology

The chief physician of the Medical Department II at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Bokemeyer, specialist in hematology, oncology and pneumology.  

The Medical Department II specializes in the treatment of patients with cancer of the internal organs and hematopoietic system. There is provided the whole range of treatments for these diseases. The team of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Bokemeyer has a unique experience in the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancer (leukemia), malignant lymphoma, tumors of germ cells (testicular cancer), gastrointestinal malignancies, including cancer of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, oncological diseases of the respiratory tracts (lung cancer), connective tissue (sarcomas), head and neck as well as blood clotting disorders. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Medical Department II at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment!

The Section of Pneumology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf provides the entire spectrum of pneumological diagnosis, including pneumological endoscopy and therapy. The Department has unique knowledge and experience in care of patients with pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases and the patients before and after lung transplantation. 

The doctors of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Bokemeyer provide patient medical care in a close cooperation with the Departments of Radiology, General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, the Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, the Departments of Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Urology, the Medical Department I at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and with the Martini Clinic and the Institute of Pathology. 

The range of clinical services of the Medical Department II at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf includes:

Inpatient care

  • Treatment of cancer of the internal organs, such as cancer of the lungs, stomach, intestines, pancreas as well as treatment of patients with lymphoma (Section of General Oncology)
  • Treatment of patients with diseases of the hematopoietic system (leukemia)
  • Palliative medicine
  • Treatment of patients with diseases of the respiratory tracts and lungs (Section of Pneumology)

The oncological inpatient clinic receives 17,000 patients every year. The inpatient clinic includes not only reception and waiting hall but also 6 treatment rooms and 6 beds for the outpatient medical care.

Here are treated the following diseases: 

  • AML
  • Biliopancreatic tumors
  • Bronchogenic cancer
  • Cerebral lymphoma and CLL
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia and myeloproliferative neoplasia
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Coagulation disorders 
  • Brain tumors
  • Testicular tumors
  • Head and neck tumors
  • MDS, aplastic anemia and PNH
  • Myeloma / amyloidosis
  • Kidney cancer and urothelium
  • Pneumological consultations
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Thalassemia
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers, including n-myc
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT / MRI of the abdomen and retriperitoneum
  • abdominal and retroperitoneal ultrasound
  • bone marrow biopsy
  • expert advice related areas:
    • otolaryngologist
    • ophthalmologist
    • pulmonologist
    • dentist
    • cardiologist
  • separation of stem cells
  • high-dose chemotherapy
  • peripheral blood stem cell autografts (PBSCT)
  • the cost of blood products
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board
  • full hospital accommodation
  • elaboration further recommendations
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