THE LUNG CANCER CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FREIBURG

Since spring 2009, there is a Lung Cancer Centre. certified by the German Cancer Society at the Skin Centre of the University Hospital Freiburg. Fewer than 20 comparable facilities exist throughout the entire Republic of Germany. In them, various professional fields are consolidated, which focus on the detection and treatment of malignant tumours of the lung. The diagnostic range comprises special endoscopic examination procedures (rigid and flexible bronchoscopy, when required with endobronchial ultrasound EBUS and tissue harvesting TBNA), mediastinoscopy and thoracoscopy, complete functional diagnostics (blood gas analysis, spirometry, total-body plethysmography), along with the complete equipment relevant to state-of-the-art radiology (ultrasound, computer/nuclear spin tomography, positron emission tomography). The most advanced operative procedures are available for thorax surgery. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy play a significant role in the treatment of a wide range of lung tumours. Since the catchment area of the Lung Cancer Centre comprises the entire Southwest Baden-Württemberg region, the Lake Constance Radiation Oncology Centre works as cooperation partner of the Lung Cancer Centre hand in hand with the specialists in Freiburg, in order to be able to provide the patients with top quality care that is also close to home. Prof. Stremmel, Managing Senior Physician of Thorax Surgery at the University Hospital Freiburg, holds a consultation hour every Wednesday at the HBH Clinic in Singen and is available for a case discussion within the scope of the weekly tumour conference.
Our Centre is specifically equipped for the treatment of patients with lung cancer. We have the option, for example, of implementing a so-called breath-triggered irradiation (gating). This technique enables the precise targeting of the tumour independent of movement created by inhaling and exhaling.

LITERATURE REFERENCE

Holt A et al: Volumetric-modulated arc therapy for stereotactic body radiotherapy of lung tumours: A comparison with intensity-modulated radiotherapy techniques. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys (epub ahead of print, February 2011).
Ma Y et al: Inverse planning for four-dimensional (4D) volumetric modulated arc therapy. Med Phys 37:5627-5633, 2010.

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January 30th, 2017