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Department of haematology and cell therapy, bone marrow transplant

Prof. Dr. med. Bertram Glab
haematology and cell therapy

About the department

The department of haematology and cell therapy, bone marrow transplant at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch carries out around 100 stem cell transplants in a year. In addition to the outpatient clinic and inpatient wards, there is also a day clinic for six beds. The local laboratory for special haematological diagnostics is a nationally recognized specialist laboratory. It is a reference laboratory for immunophenotyping in acute childhood leukaemia (ALL-BFM). In addition to routine diagnostics, it was and is involved in implementing scientific projects in various cooperations (e.g. ALL-BFM, National Competence Network "Acute and Chronic Leukemia" and the European LeukemiaNet). It also cooperates with the unique laboratory in Göttingen (Prof. Haase) to implement cytological and molecular genetic tests.

The treatment offered at the department is aimed at blood disorders, including oncological diseases. Cancer treatment is comprehensive, tailored to each patient, and includes radiation therapy, multiple chemotherapy types, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplantation. The physicians might also suggest novel treatment methods as part of clinical research for the patients.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Blood disorders treated at the department:

  • Acute leukaemias
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes - disruption of blood cell formation in the bone marrow
  • Chronic myeloproliferative diseases - malignant cell growth in the bone marrow
  • Malignant lymphomas - malignant tumours in the lymphatic system such as Hodgkin's disease and all other lymphomas (non-Hodgkin's lymphomas)
  • Multiple myeloma (cancer of the blood-forming system)
  • Benign blood disorders such as immune thrombocytopenia - lack of blood platelets or hemolytic anaemia
  • Hematopoietic disorders caused by medication

State-of-the-art therapies for diseases of the blood and bone marrow:

  • Stem cell transplant
  • Radiation therapy treatment methods
  • Drug immunotherapies with antibodies
  • Drug therapies with targeted substances
  • Classic chemotherapy
  • High-dose chemotherapy followed by BMT (stem cell transplantation)

Stem cell transplant:

  • Autologous stem cell transplantation: treatment with your stem cells
  • Allogeneic stem cell transplantation: treatment with stem cells from another donor

CAR-T cell therapy:

  • Aggressive B-cell lymphoma (Yescarta®)
  • Mantle cell lymphoma (Tecartus®)
  • Multiple Myeloma (ABECMA®)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1982-1989 Medical studies at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel
  • 1989-1991 Doctor in an internship at the Institute for Immunology and at the II. Medical Clinic of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel
  • 1991 license to practice medicine
  • 1991 doctorate in medicine
  • 1996 Recognition as a specialist in internal medicine 
  • 1999 Habilitation and granting of the Venia legendi for the subject of internal medicine 
  • 2002 Recognition as a specialist in internal medicine - hematology and internal oncology
  • 2002 Appointed Professor (C3) in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital in Göttingen 
  • 2007 appointment as adjunct professor at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen
  • Until 2016 lecturer at the Asklepios Medical School
  • Continuous teaching activity as a professor at the University Medical Center in Göttingen in the field of internal medicine, with a focus on hematology and oncology
  • Numerous lectures at training events as well as scientific congresses and symposia

Experience

  • 1991-1999 Assistant doctor at the II. Medical Clinic of the Christian-Albrechts-University in the Municipal Hospital in Kiel 
  • 1999-2000 Senior Physician at the Second Medical Clinic at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel 
  • 2001-2007 senior consultant and head of stem cell transplantation at the clinic for haematology and oncology of the university hospital in Göttingen
  • 2007-2017 deputy chief physician and head of the stem cell transplantation section in the department of hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation at the Asklepios Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg
  • Since 2017 chief physician at the clinic for hematology and stem cell transplantation at the Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Spokesman of the working group aggressive NHL in the German Lymphoma Alliance
  • Since 2020 Chairman of the Lymphoma Working Party (LWP) of the EBMT
  • Author of 112 publications
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