The Medical Department III is an internistic department with a focus in cancer diagnostics and treatment. The department was founded by Prof. Martens in 2007 and is an oncological center certified by the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft) since 2010. It is a part of the Tumor Center Heilbronn-Franconia which, due to its 8 certified centers, is one of the most modern interdisciplinary cancer centers in Germany. Integrated are an intestines center, a pancreatic cancer center, a breast center, a skin cancer center, a prostate cancer center, a lung cancer center (hospital Loewenstein) and a head/neck tumor center. The intensive interdisciplinary cooperation is based on 9 different tumor conferences per week as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Alongside the highly complex surgical interventions, innovative treatment modalities in interventional radiology and modern radiation therapy which are sensibly integrated in the therapeutic concept are of particular importance.
In the Medical Department III, all modern drug tumor treatments are performed. Clinical focus areas are benign and malignant diseases of the blood and the immune system (e.g. leukemia, lymphoma, plasmocytoma, etc.) as well as all tumor diseases of solid organs. The scientific focus is in the area of acute leukemia, tumors of the intestinal tract (stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, intestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer) as well as metastasizing skin tumors. For personalized drug treatment concepts, sequencing of the cancer genome is offered. Stem cell transplantation is performed in cooperation with our treatment partners. Due to our participation in national and international clinical trials (phase I-IV), we are able to offer innovative treatment methods (current account on the cancer center website). A profound quality assessment is of particular importance for the continuous development; this is realized in a research project at the University of Medical Computer Sciences in Heilbronn.
We have a vision: aside from high-skilled medicine with high-tech equipment and modern clinical study concepts, thorough and holistic patient care plays an equally important role in a successful treatment. A multi-professional team is available which also attends to the areas of psycho-oncology, physical therapy and spiritual support.