Treatment of Leukemia and Lymphomas

Leukemia and lymphomas are the most common cancers that occur in children. They affect the blood generating system in the bone marrow or lymph nodes, respectively.

The treatment of these illnesses revolves around chemotherapy: the medication used suppresses cell growth and therefore destroys the cancer cells. In certain cases, it is advisable to employ additional therapies, such as stem cell transplantation, targeted therapies, or radiation.

In order to customize the therapy, we measure the susceptibility of the leukemia cells of every patient to the medication used, allowing us to regulate the therapy’s effectiveness. This allows us to determine which patient’s chances of recovery would be aided by the additional application of stem cell transplantation or targeted immune therapies.

Consultation "Leukemia and Lymphomas"
Prof. Dr. Andreas Kulozik
Tel.: +49 6221 – 56 4500
E-Mail: andreas.kulozik(at)med.uni-heidelberg.de

Dr. med. Joachim Kunz
Tel.: +49 6221 – 56 4002
E-Mail: joachim.kunz(at)med.uni-heidelberg.de

Consultation "Transplantation"
PD Dr. med. Johann Greil
Tel.: +49 6221 – 56 4002 or – 56 5054
E-Mail: johann.greil(at)med.uni-heidelberg.de

Dr. med. Joachim Kunz
Tel.: 06221 – 56 4002
E-Mail: joachim.kunz(at)med.uni-heidelberg.de