University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Chemotherapy of multiples myeloma 1 course (program ID: 103267)

Anthony Ho

Prof. Dr. med.

Anthony Ho

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology

Specialized in: hematology, oncology, rheumatology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Bundesrepublik Deutschland

  • 1968 - 1974 Studium der Humanmedizin, Universitäten Innsbruck und Heidelberg
  • 1975 - 1980 Weiterbildung Innere Medizin, Hämatologie und Onkologie, Medizinische Klinik V, Universität Heidelberg
  • 1983Habilitation, Universität Heidelberg
  • 1989 - 1992 Außerplanmäßiger Professor der Medizin, Universität Heidelberg

Vereinigtes Königreich (UK)

  • 1980 - 1981 Forschungsaufenthalt (Honorary Lecturer) am Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine, Hampstead, London (Stipendiat der Deutschen Krebshilfe, Bonn)


  • 1990 - 1992 Full Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Director of Research, Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Center, Sudbury, Ontario

Vereinigte Staaten (USA)

  • 1992 - 1998 Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Depart¬ment of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California
  • 1996 - 1998 Co-Division-Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

Bundesrepublik Deutschland

  • Seit 6.3.1998 Ordinarius und Ärztlicher Direktor der Abteilung Innere Medizin V, Universität Heidelberg
  • Seit 2002 Gründungsmitglied der „Zentral-Ethik-Kommission für Stammzellforschung (des Deutschen Bundestags)
  • Seit 2003 Mitglied der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Seit 2003 Ehrenprofessor, Tongji-Universität in Shanghai, China
  • 2007 - 2011 Wahlsenator der Universität Heidelberg
  • Seit 2012 Wissenschaftlicher Beirat des Paul-Ehrlich-Instituts, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

Patente und Auszeichnungen

  • US Patent „HIV-specific Ribozymes“ Patent Number 5, 670, 361 am 23.09.97
  • 2010 European Patent “Gene signature for replicative senescence in cell cultures” 09164153.0 – 1223, am 8.11.2010
  • 1996, 1997, 1998 „Best doctors in America“, USA.


  • Wechselwirkung zwischen Stammzellen und ihren Nischen
  • Seneszenz der Stammzellen, Asymmetrische Zellteilung
  • Mobilisierung der Knochenmarkstammzellen für klinische Transplantation

Aktuell geförderte Forschungsprojekte

  • Sprecher des Sonderforschungsbereichs 873 –„Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells in Development and Disease“. Gefördert durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (9.3 Millionen vom 2011 bis 2014)
  • SyStemAge – Systems Biology of Somatic Stem Cell Ageing in Human Bone Marrow. Gefördert durch die EU 7th Framework Programme
  • Joachim-Siebeneicher-Stiftung:  Selbsterneuerungsfähigkeit somatischer und leukämischer Stammzellen
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The Department of Hematology, Oncology, and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital makes every effort to provide medical care of the highest quality to the patients with oncologic and rheumatologic diseases. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. Anthony D. Ho. Due to the outstanding achievements in the fields of hematology and internal oncology as well as rheumatology and stem cell transplant, the Department ranks among the most recognized medical institutions of this specialization worldwide.

Moreover, the Department of Hematology, Oncology, and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital has achieved national and international recognition in the field of research, e.g., stem cell research. It should be noted that the Department continues striving for innovations and treatment optimization as it used to do throughout its history.

The range of services in the field of hematology of the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital includes:

  • Stem cell transplant
  • Leukemias
  • MDS
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas
  • Hodgkin’s lymphomas
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemias
  • Myeloproliferative diseases
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Amyloidosis

Focuses in the field of oncology:

  • Sarcomas
  • CUP syndrome

The unit of rheumatology at the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Anthony D. Ho provides treatment of the following diseases:

  • Collagen diseases
  • Vasculitis
  • Chronic arthritis and spondyloarthritis
  • Chronic recurrent fever / autoinflammatory syndromes / AA-amyloidosis
  • Inflammatory eye diseases / Uveitis Center

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
    • urinalysis for Bence-jones protein detection
    • differential blood count
    • protein electrophoresis
    • immunofixation
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • individual plan of the chemotherapy
  • the cost of medicines:
    • lenalidomide,
    • bortezomib,
    • thalidomide,
    • bisphosphonates
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
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