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Department of oncology

Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Gorschluter
heamatology and oncology

About the department

The department of oncology at Beta Clinic Bonn provides oncological care that corresponds to the latest scientific findings. Many new therapeutic approaches have made progress in treating tumour diseases in recent years, and new opportunities will arise for many patients shortly, being firstly made available for the patients in the department. The staff and highly qualified doctors leave enough space and time to answer the many questions that arise in connection with the disease or suspected tumour. A particularly intensive, close monitoring of the course of treatment is implemented. Vigilant therapy management significantly reduces side effects and helps to avoid complications. The patients are treated under the supervision of an attentive professor with more than 20 years of experience. The department is famous for distant medical opinions in complex cases. Department of adult and pediatric oncology frequently cooperate with surgical, interventional radiology and nuclear medicine in the extended treatment of oncology diseases, targeted therapy, and diagnostic options.

Individual approach to tumour management is the priority in the department. Complimenting comprehensive diagnosis (all relevant methods are on site) and treatment (classical chemo-, radiation therapies, surgeries, and new up-to-date technologies) are many supporting programs for maximum independence of the patients throughout their outpatient or inpatient visits.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostic options:

  • Internal and laboratory tests
  • Ultrasound (sonography)
  • X-ray methods, especially computed tomography (CT), mammography.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Scintigraphy (nuclear medicine procedures such as bone scintigraphy or PET)
  • Endoscopies (reflection of hollow organs, especially gastroscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy)
  • Dermatological analysis of skin 
  • Biopsy of tumour
  • Cardiac examinations (ECG, stress ECG, cardiac ultrasound)
  • Lung examinations ( lung function )
  • Gynaecological and urological examinations
  • Dental control
  • ENT medical control

Oncological range of services:

  • Diagnostics and therapy for benign blood or immune system diseases
  • Implementation and management of drug-based tumour therapies (chemotherapy, targeted novel systemic treatments such as antibody therapies, kinase inhibitors, immunotherapies)
  • Supportive therapies (infectious therapies, growth factor therapies, etc.)
  • Individual adjustment of a tumour therapy to concomitant diseases
  • Transfusion of blood products
  • Bone marrow aspiration and cytological assessment (assessment of cells) 
  • Punctures and cytological assessment (assessment of cells) of CSF and body cavity effusions
  • Pain therapy
  • Palliative care, including home visits
  • Advice on social, professional, psychological, and rehabilitation issues
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 07/1986 - 09/1987 Military service, Combat Medical Worker in SanBtl 3 and FlaRgt 3 Hamburg, Germany
  • 10/1987 - 11/1994 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Cologne, Germany
  • 03/1989 - 03/1994 Student at the Faculty of German Studies Deutschen Volks (Study of the Foundation of the German Nation)
  • 10/1993 - 09/1994 Trained at the District Hospital in Dormagen, Germany (elective course: anaesthesia)
  • 10/1995 Doctoral dissertation on "Determination of serum cytokines level in the case of classical Hodgkin's lymphoma", University Hospital Cologne, Germany (supervised by Prof Dr. Tesch/Prof Dr. Diehl)
  • 03/1995 - 09/2001 Assistant Physician and Research Fellow at the Medical Clinical Institute and Polyclinic of the University of Bonn, Germany (supervised by Dr. Sauerbruch), specialization: Hematology and Oncology (hematologic oncology, solid tumours, outpatient department: Gastroenterology, Cardiology, and the Intensive Care Unit, Internal Medicine)
  • 10/2001 Specialist in Internal Medicine
  • 10/2002 Venia Legendi (habilitation: the highest academic qualification in Germany) in Internal Medicine, subject: «Abdominal infections in patients with hematological malignancies»
  • 10/2003 Part-time training «Intensive course in clinical management» MIBEG Institute Cologne, Germany
  • 06/2004 Course on radiation protection (emergency diagnostics)
  • 03/2007 Additional qualification in Blood Transfusion

Experience

  • Since 09/2001, Cytology Laboratory Manager
  • 05/02 Practice in Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine
  • 07/2006 - 06/2011 Senior Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Bonn, Germany
  • 01/2008 Practice in the Department of Oncology, UK (Director: Prof Dr. P Brossart), Germany
  • 06/2008 Appointment to the position of a Professor at the Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelm University of Bonn, Germany
  • 09/2009 founded his private practice on haematology and oncology in Bonn, Germany; temporary part-time occupation in addition to a job as a Senior Physician at the University Hospital Bonn, Germany; started cooperation with the Beta Klinik
  • Since 07/2011, Permanent employment in private practice
  • Since 04/01/2014, Head of the Department of Oncology at the Beta clinic Bonn

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Society of Hematology and Oncology (DGHO)
  • Lecturer at the University of Bonn, Germany
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