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Department of oncology with sarcoma centre and palliative care

PD. Dr. med. Peter Reichardt
oncology and palliative care

About the department

The department of oncology with sarcoma centre and palliative care at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is the leading centre in the north of Berlin and Brandenburg for tumour diseases of the intestine, stomach, pancreas, liver, and oesophagus. In 2008, the Berlin-Brandenburg Sarcoma Center was recognized as the first "interdisciplinary centre for bone tumours" in Germany by the Bone Tumors Working Group. It bundles many years of medical expertise in this field in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The department's multidisciplinary breast centre has been repeatedly certified and awarded ("Focus" list 2nd place in Germany). Local treatments are based on the latest scientific findings. The department offers the most modern therapy options, including innovative techniques like intraoperative radiation (IORT) and abdominal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Through continuous independent control of clinical results, the staff guarantees the highest level of quality. It has numerous certifications by the German Cancer Society, including "Breast cancer centre", "Colon cancer centre", and "Oncology centre".

Gastrointestinal, endocrine, breast, urological, skin, gynaecological, and blood tumours are treated at the department. There is also a specialized centre for the treatment and diagnosis of sarcomas. All kinds of treatment are available, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, immunotherapy, and other interventions. The treatment is combined with the support of the patients by qualified psycho-oncologists.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Range of disorders treated:

  • Gynaecological tumours
  • Skin tumours
  • Endocrine tumours
  • Tumours of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Blood cancer: lymphoma, leukaemia, plasmacytoma
  • Urological tumours
  • Breast cancer

Some types of treatment:

  • All standard surgical procedures for diseases of the intestine, pancreas, liver, and oesophagus
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic operations for almost all diseases
  • Metastasis surgery (liver, lungs, peritoneum) in combination with multimodal therapy (RFA, HIPEC, HITOC)
  • Intraoperative Radiation (IORT)
  • Neoadjuvant and adjuvant radiation
  • Palliative radiation
  • Irradiation of metastases
  • Tomotherapy (therapeutic procedure with radiation from all sides)
  • Neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Palliative chemotherapy
  • Embolizations (chemotherapy or radiation therapy, e.g. TACE, SIRT) 

Berlin-Brandenburg Sarcoma Center:  

  • Sarcoma therapy
  • Rare and specific sarcomas
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Sarcomas of the bones
  • Malignant soft tissue tumours of the abdomen

Clinical studies are available in the following specialist areas:

  • Breast cancer and gynaecological tumours
  • Tumours of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Sarcomas
  • Leukemias, lymphomas, and multiple myeloma
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1977 to 1984 Medical studies in Stuttgart-Hohenheim and Heidelberg
  • 1984 license to practice
  • 1984 to 1991 scientific employee at the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic V of the University of Heidelberg
  • 1985 Study stay at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston/Texas, USA
  • 1989 Doctorate magna cum laude
  • 1991 Specialist certification as a doctor for internal medicine
  • 2000 European Certification on Medical Oncology
  • 2006 Habilitation and award of the Venia legendi for the subject of internal medicine
  • 2011 Specialist in internal medicine and haematology and oncology
  • 2016 Qualification "Medical Peer Review" 

Experience

  • 1991 Appointment as a senior physician at the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic V of the University of Heidelberg
  • 1992 to 2003 Senior physician at the medical clinic specializing in haematology, oncology and tumour immunology, Robert Rössle Clinic, Rudolf Virchow University Hospital of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2001 to 2003 Senior physician at the medical clinic specializing in haematology and oncology, Charité University Hospital, Campus Virchow-Klinikum
  • 2003 to 2007 Senior physician at the medical clinic specializing in haematology, oncology and tumour immunology, Robert Rössle Clinic, Charité Campus Buch
  • 2007 to 2014 Head of the Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Helios Klinikum Bad Saarow, Head of the Sarcoma Center Berlin-Brandenburg
  • since 2012 also been Chief Physician of the Clinic for Interdisciplinary Oncology, Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch
  • since 2014 Head of the Oncological Center Berlin-Buch
  • since 2016 Medical Director of the Helios Private Clinic Berlin-Buch
  • Member of the Helios Research Council
  • Regional manager of Helios AG Transparency

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Member of the European Society for Medical Oncology ( ESMO)
  • Member of the MD Anderson Associates
  • Member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS)
  • Member of the German Cancer Society
  • Member of the Working group for internal oncology" of the German Cancer Society (AIO)
  • Member of the German Society for Hematology and Oncology e. V. (DGHO)
  • Member of the EORTC Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group
  • Member of the Sarcoma Foundation of America
  • Member of the Extended Doctoral Committee of the Charité
  • Member of the steering committee of the "Soft tissue sarcoma/bone tumours working group" of the Working Group on Internal Oncology (AIO)
  • Chairman of the medical-scientific advisory board of the Lebenshaus
  • Member of the guideline commissions "Bone tumours", "Soft tissue sarcomas" and "GIST" of the DGHO
  • Member of ESMO's Sarcoma Faculty
  • Member of the ESMO Guideline Committee on Bone Tumors
  • Member of the ESMO Guideline Committee on Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Member of the ESMO guidelines committee "GIST".
  • Regular reviewer for national and international journals
  • Member of the Medical Board of the MAX Foundation
  • Life Raft Group's Global GIST Advisory Team
  • Associate Editor "Sarcomas" Oncology Research and Treatment
  • Author of over 900 lectures at national and international congresses and events
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