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Interdisciplinarity of the highest scientific standard only works through close networking of all partners involved in the treatment process. Progress in therapy research and the topicality of the information and of this website is thanks to our sponsors. It is ultimately due to their cooperation and support that innovation and progress are possible.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Blum

University of Freiburg Medical Centre Department of Internal Medicine II: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology and Clinical Infectiology

The Department of Internal Medicine II deals with the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. In the treatment of pancreatic disorders, the Department boasts outstanding expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of emergencies as well as in endoscopic interventions to improve the quality of life. The joint interdisciplinary endoscopy unit, though, is only one of many areas of excellence in this department. In close cooperation with the Centre for Gastrointestinal Tumours and the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Freiburg, innovative and traditional oncological treatments are delivered through the medium of chemotherapy. Medical Director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Blum (see photo left) is also in charge of Palliative Medicine. That is the term used to describe the comprehensive treatment and care of patients with an incurable, advanced disease with a short life expectancy. The aim is to provide optimum relief of physically distressing symptoms and - in accordance with the patient's needs and wishes - also to take into account psychological, social and spiritual aspects. Palliative medicine is not merely a medical treatment strategy, but the integration at equal weight of medical, nursing and psycho-social competence with the aim of enabling patients to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Mertelsmann

University of Freiburg Medical Centre Department of Internal Medicine II: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology and Clinical Infectiology

The Department of Internal Medicine I under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Mertelsmann (see photo left) deals with the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders (Haematology), coagulation disorders (Haemostaseology) as well as the development and treatment of tumours and disorders caused by tumours (Oncology). The general tasks of the Department of Internal Medicine include the inpatient, day-clinic and outpatient care of patients, teaching of students, training of medical and nursing staff and clinical research in the field of Internal Medicine with focus on Medical Oncology. Through the Centre for Gastrointestinal Tumours (ZGT), the Department for Internal Medicine I is involved in the neoadjuvant and adjuvant as well as the palliative care of patients with pancreatic cancer.

Prof. Dr. med. A.-L. Grosu

University of Freiburg Medical Centre Department of Radiotherapy

The Department of Radiology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. A.-L. Grosu (see photo left) treats approx. 2600 new patients each year. The Department boasts the latest technical equipment for the planning and implementation of fractionated radiotherapy, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and intraoperative radiotherapy as well as two wards with a total of 40 beds. Its area of responsibility includes the entire spectrum of Radiological Oncology as well as the radiotherapy of benign diseases. In the treatment of pancreatic cancer, radiotherapy is included in the study through the pre-treatment of primarily inoperable pancreatic tumours.

Prof. Dr. Hans Helge Bartsch

Tumour Biology Centre Department of Oncological Rehabilitation and Aftercare

The Department of Oncological Rehabilitation and Aftercare at the Tumour Biology Centre under the medical directorship of Prof. Dr. Hans Helge Bartsch offers a comprehensive range of treatments for pancreatic cancer patients with impairments caused by the disease or its treatment. Treatment is guided by scientifically confirmed findings in rehabilitation medicine combined with openness to complementary treatment procedures. This is based on a rehabilitation concept which combines medical, nutritional-physiological and psycho-oncological procedures. In our philosophy, there is no "right" or "ideal" way for living with or life after cancer. For that reason, rehabilitation targets are set in agreement between patients and therapists. Individual problems and resources are taken as the benchmark to ensure that the greatest possible number of target perspectives of individual patients can be achieved. The purpose of rehabilitation is to treat the physical consequences of the disease and its treatment, to support patients in dealing psychologically with their tumours, to mobilize their own resources and to promote active participation in daily life.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Opitz

CCCF - Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Freiburg

The Ludwig Heilmeyer Tumour Centre - Comprehensive Cancer Centre Freiburg (CCCF) is an outstanding oncological centre of excellence by the "Deutsche Krebshilfe" cancer charity. Patients with pancreatic carcinoma are discussed in the joint tumour conference and a therapy recommendation is made, if a further interdisciplinary therapy recommendation is required. Prof. Dr. Oliver Opitz (see photo left) is Director of the Tumour Centre.

Prof. Dr. M. Langer

University of Freiburg Medical Centre Department of Radiodiagnostics

The Department of Radiodiagnostics under the directorship of Prof. Dr. M. Langer (see photo left) deals with the examination of benign and malignant diseases of the human body, using the latest state-of-the-art imaging procedures. It offers the entire spectrum of modern imaging diagnostics: computer tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance tomography, ultrasound examinations and conventional radiodiagnostics. Angiography deals with the treatment of angiostenoses (narrowing of blood vessels) and haemorrhages (bleeding), but also the treatment of tumours by delivering patient-friendly treatment through catheters introduced into the blood vessels. There is also a special expertise and research activity in the diagnosis of rare pancreatic disorders.

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Working Group of Patients after Pancreatectomy (AdP)

Through its work of many years, the AdP gives affected patients the opportunity of acquiring greater knowledge about the various vital problems and their treatment before and after pancreatic surgery. The AdP is supported in its work first and foremost by its Scientific Advisory Board, on which physicians, psychotherapists, dieticians and social workers work together and combine their knowledge and experience to the benefit of the patients.

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