UCCH sarcoma center
With about 2000 new cases per year in Germany, sarcomas are much rarer than carcinomas. A precise diagnosis and close interdisciplinary cooperation in centers with sufficient experience in the development and implementation of a multimodal, interdisciplinary therapy concept are therefore decisive for the success of the therapy. For this reason, the Sarcoma Center Hamburg, one of the largest sarcoma centers in Germany, was officially founded in 2012. It is part of the UCCH at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), in which numerous UKE clinics and many established partners of health care and science have been working closely together for many years.
The following clinics and institutes cooperate in the treatment of sarcomas at the UKE (in alphabetical order):
- Clinic and Polyclinic for General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery
- Clinic and Polyclinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
- Clinic for Vascular Medicine
- Clinic and Polyclinic for Interdisciplinary Endoscopy
- II. medical clinic and polyclinic (oncology, hematology and bone marrow transplantation with pneumology department)
- Institute of Pathology
- Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
- Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology
- Clinic and Polyclinic for Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery
- Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopedics
Due to the short distances and the good networking of the sarcoma specialists with many years of experience in different specialist disciplines, an individual therapy concept for the patient can be created efficiently and professionally. Each case is presented in an interdisciplinary way before and after the therapy in the weekly sarcoma tumor board.
We have also been participating in a large number of clinical sarcoma studies for years in order to give our patients early access to innovative therapies and to further improve the treatment of sarcomas.
Qualified and comprehensive advice on the most complex sarcomere diseases can only be provided if all important documents are available. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and re-presentations, we kindly ask you to bring the following documents, if already available, or send them in advance to UCCH at the agreed time during the sarcoma consultation. We will arrange for further necessary investigations:
- Valid referral slip
- Discharge and surgery reports from previous hospital stays in chronological order with a list of therapies and dosages received to date
- Histopathological findings report and, if available, reference pathological findings
- Radiological findings in writing and on CD
- Current list of medicines