Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) diagnosis (program ID: 103341)

University Hospital Heidelberg

location_on Heidelberg, Germany
9.8/10 from 57 Votes
Specialized hospital
Carsten Müller-Tidow

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Carsten Müller-Tidow

Specialized in: hematology, oncology, adult and pediatric rheumatology

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

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

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology at the University Hospital Heidelberg offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment of malignant diseases, rheumatic pathologies, including particularly complex clinical cases in these fields. In addition, the department's doctors specialize in bone marrow transplantation and occupy leading positions in this field at the international level. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Müller-Tidow.

The medical team of the department makes every effort to guarantee each patient an individual, first-class treatment, based on the very latest achievements of modern medicine and human respect, understanding of the needs of each patient.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Hematology
    • Bone marrow transplantation
    • Diagnostics and treatment of leukemias
      • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
      • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
      • Hairy cell leukemia
      • T-prolymphocytic leukemia
    • Diagnostics and treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome
    • Diagnostics and treatment of malignant lymphomas
    • Diagnostics and treatment of myeloproliferative diseases
      • Chronic myeloid leukemia (BCR-ABL1 mutation)
      • Chronic neutrophilic leukemia
      • True polycythemia
      • Primary myelofibrosis (prefibrotic stage, open primary myelofibrosis)
      • Essential thrombocythemia
      • Chronic eosinophilic leukemia
      • Unclassifiable myeloproliferative neoplasia
    • Diagnostics and treatment of multiple myeloma
      • Conventional chemotherapy
      • High-dose chemotherapy 
      • Therapy with the use of new drugs (thalidomide, lenalidomide, bortezomib)
      • Radiation therapy
      • Treatment of complications, as well as maintenance therapy
      • Introduction of new therapeutic approaches according to the results of clinical trials
      • Kyphoplasty
    • Diagnostics and treatment of amyloidosis
      • Classical chemotherapy for the firstly diagnosed disease and relapse
      • High-dose chemotherapy
      • Diagnostics of previously unclassified amyloidosis
      • Second opinion during and after chemotherapy
  • Oncology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of cancer of unknown primary
    • Diagnostics and treatment of malignant germ cell tumors (testicular tumors)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of malignant bone tumors (osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of malignant soft tissue tumors (soft tissue sarcoma)
  • Rheumatology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of spondyloarthritis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of vasculitides
    • Diagnostics and treatment of collagenoses
    • Diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune diseases
    • Diagnostics and treatment of sarcoidosis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of neuromuscular diseases
    • Diagnostics and treatment of inflammatory eye diseases (uveitis)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of rheumatological diseases in children and adolescents
    • Diagnostics and treatment of fibromyalgia (primary and secondary form)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of degenerative changes, crystalline arthropathy
    • Diagnostics and treatment of congenital collagenoses and lysosomal storage diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other hematologic, oncologic and rheumatic diseases

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Müller-Tidow studied medicine in Aachen, Bonn and the USA. He began his clinical work in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Muenster and for several years participated in the scholarship program of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Los Angeles at the University of California (UCLA). After training to become a Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Muenster, he became a Fellow of the Heisenberg Foundation of the German Research Foundation.

In 2009, the doctor received the title of a University Professor of Internal Medicine with a focus on Hematology and Oncology, University of Muenster.

From 2014 to 2017, he served as the Head of the Department of Hematology and Oncology and the Head of the Center for Cellular and Gene Therapy at the University Hospital Halle.

Since February 2017, the doctor is the Head of the Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology at the University Hospital Heidelberg. He is also a Mof the extended presidium of the National Cancer Center (NCT).

The main clinical focuses of Prof. Müller-Tidow cover the treatment of acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphomas, multiple myeloma. It is important for him not only to adhere to the highest standards in his daily clinical practice, but also to develop new methods of treatment together with the medical team of the department.

The key research focuses are acute myeloid leukemia, epigenetic changes in tumors, stem cell application and genomics. The professor received many awards for his works. 

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