The Centre for haematological neoplasia is under the auspices of the Oncological Centre and covers nearly the entire treatment spectrum for haematological neoplasia. These are illnesses to which belong, among other things, disruptions of the blood count, blood clotting, but also changes in the blood due to immunological processes. On top of this, cancer illnesses such as acute and chronic leukaemia as well as all lymphomas (benign and aggressive B and T-NHL including multiple myeloma and Hodgkin's). Also myeloproliferative illnesses (MPS and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
On average, the expert team treats several thousand patients yearly and discusses about 750 of these in the tumour conference during the same time frame. The illnesses are established using the most modern diagnostics. Included are blood analyses including immunocytology, imaging through ultrasound, MRT, CT and PET as well as bone marrow punctures/biopsies and molecular diagnostics (markers) from tissue samples and/or blood.
In the interdisciplinary tumour conference, which takes place once per week, specialists from the specialised areas of haematology, radiation therapy, surgery, trauma surgery, as well as radiology and pathology formulate a recommendation for the best possible procedure tailored to the individual illness situation of the individual. Thus, there arises a multimodal treatment concept based around chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or even targeted therapy. For three years, for example, in the case of acute leukaemia (AML), we have also been able to use high-dose chemotherapy in our clinic. In case a bone marrow transplant or special cellular therapies such as CAR-T-cell are necessary, there is a close cooperation with the Großhadern Clinic.
The treatments can in many cases be administered in the oncological outpatient clinic. After the concluded treatment, there is also close follow-up care.
The haematological centre is – like our other centres – a closely interwoven network of different disciplines and professional groups. In addition to the actual cancer treatment, there is also psycho-oncology, social services, pastoral care, physiotherapy, and further professional groups in the interdisciplinary service modules.
Since 2013, the Oncological Centre of the Klinikum Dritter Orden has been a member of the Tumorzentrum München.