Treatment at NCT

In principle, all modern possibilities of diagnosing and treating these diseases are available at the Heidelberg Urogenital Tumor Center.

The form of diagnostics and the type of treatment for patients with a urogenital tumor are precisely defined at NCT. The definition (standard operating procedure, SOP) is established by the specialists of the Heidelberg Urogenital Tumor Center and is updated at least once a year in line with the current international level of knowledge at the time.

Every week the Urogenital Tumor Center holds special interdisciplinary consultation sessions for patients with kidney tumors and prostate carcinoma. During these consultation sessions, patients with a complex disease situation for which there either is no therapeutic standard or for which there are competing treatment options (surgery, radiation therapy, systemic treatment) receive interdisciplinary advice and are assigned to the appropriate department for diagnostics and treatment. Senior physicians from the departments of urology, radiation oncology, radiology, and medical oncology take part in the regular consultation sessions. Apart from this, in principle every therapeutic decision for patients with a tumor that cannot be treated according to SOP is discussed interdisciplinarily in a tumor board meeting that also takes place every week.

Examination methods/diagnostics

    • Imaging (CT, MRI; sonography, PET-CT)
    • Cystoscopy
    • Prostate imaging (MRI)
    • Biopsy, guided biopsy

    Therapeutic procedures

    • Tumor resection, robot-assisted surgery, cryoablation, HiFU
    • Precision radiation therapy (IMRT, IGRT, heavy-ion treatment, brachytherapy)
    • Systemic chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy

    Aftercare

    The department responsible for primary treatment coordinates aftercare following the completion of treatment.