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Department of radiation oncology and radiotherapy

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Zips
radiotherapy, radiation oncology

About the department

The radiation oncology and radiotherapy department offers a broad spectrum of radiation therapies for oncological diseases. The unit provides its services at three locations in Charite. The centre is equipped with modern devices which allow performing highly-precise interventions. It is worth mentioning that the clinic is recognised among the top German clinics in the field of radiotherapy, according to the FOCUS. Furthermore, the department carries out scientific research, which significantly impacts new therapies development. Moreover, the head physician of the unit is an author of numerous publications where the investigation results are described.

The department is focused on modern radiotherapy techniques, including a broad range of high-precision stereotactic radiation, robot-assisted radiosurgery, etc. Special attention is paid to radio oncology focusing on head and neck, lung, gastrointestinal, uro-oncological, neuro-oncological, gynaecological and pediatric tumours. In addition, the medical team is well trained to perform supportive treatment, such as nutritional, psychological, and pain therapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Treatment options:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Proton therapy
  • X-Ray therapy
  • Whole body irradiation
  • Whole skin irradiation
  • Tumour therapy fields (TTFields)
  • Hyperthermia
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT)
  • Tomotherapy

Cyberknife centre:

  • Acoustic neuroma therapy 
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Brain metastases
  • Lung tumours
  • Meningioma
  • Kidney tumours
  • Organ metastases
  • Prostate carcinoma
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Spinal tumours

Brachytherapy:

  • For cervical carcinoma
  • For endometrial carcinoma
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1991-1997 Studied human medicine in Berlin and Dresden

Experience

  • 1997-1999 Scientific work at the radiation biology laboratory of the TU Dresden
  • 1999-2004 Further training in radiotherapy at the TU Dresden
  • 2000 Doctorate in pathological biochemistry
  • 2006 Habilitation in Dresden
  • 2010-2012 deputy director of the Clinic for Radiotherapy at the University Cancer Centre Dresden
  • Associated professorship for radiation oncology at the Eberhard Karls University
  • 2022 Director of the department of radio oncology and radiotherapy at the University Hospital Charite Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2007 ESTRO Varian Clinical Research Award
  • 2007 DEGRO Herman Holthusen Prize
  • More than 240 publications
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