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Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the web pages of the
Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology !

Portrait Prof. Dr. Claus Rödel
Prof. Dr. Claus Rödel

Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
60590 Frankfurt am Main

Director: Prof. Dr. med. Claus Rödel

Diane Barufke
Tel.  : + 49 69 / 6301-5130
Fax  : +49 69 / 6301-5091

Christiane Müller
Tel.  : +49 69 / 6301-6160


Diseases treated

50-60% of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy at one point during the course of their disease. In 40% of all permanent tumor cures, radiation therapy is involved, along with surgery and/or chemotherapy, or as a sole therapy. The treatment options at the Department of Radiation Therapy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main cover the entire spectrum of radiation therapy for malignant diseases — with the exception of stereotactic and intraoperative radiation therapy. Above that, radiation therapy may favorably affect specific benign diseases, always weighing benefits against risks. These include specific diseases of the skin, the eyes, and the bone and connective tissue. We also treat constrictions of the peripheral and coronary vessels.

Diagnostic and therapeutic interests

Optimal treatment outcomes with preferably little side effects for the patient warrant thorough individual therapy planning. This is ensured by modern devices and modalities; we have ultrasound machines, a spiral CT-scanner, a therapy simulator, and a 3D planning system available. However, medical technology is never in the foreground of our efforts; personal patient care is the main purpose of every one of our staff. To ensure effective radiation therapy, the department has four linear accelerators for therapy from “outside“as well as total body irradiation. Two gamma and two brachytherapy devices (afterloading) are employed for treatment immediately at the tumor, in body cavities, and/or in vessels. Additionally, we have strontium emitters available. The duration of the therapy from one to seven weeks depends on the type of the disease, with the irradiation period lasting usually only a few seconds each time. In most cases, radiation therapy is performed on an ambulatory basis. Inpatient admission for optimizing the medical treatment or performing concomitant chemotherapy becomes necessary for only one in ten patients.

Scientific interests

Alongside patient-oriented work and student and MTA teaching, we strive to achieve a better understanding of the efficacy and effectiveness of radiation therapy. Our main scientific interest includes the performance of multicenter studies, investigations on brachytherapy, optimization of irradiation planning and the amelioration of side-effects. These projects are accompanied by experimental work in the radiobiological laboratory.

Consultation & Clinics

Director: Prof. Dr. med. Claus Rödel
Tel.: 069 / 6301-5130
Fax: 069 / 6301-5091 

Stellvertreter: PD Dr. Ch. Weiss
Tel.: 069 / 6301-5130
Fax: 069 / 6301-5091 

Radiotherapy Outpatient Department (Haus 15, 4th floor):
Office hours:
monday to wednesday 08.00-16.00 Uhr 
thursday 08.00-15.30 Uhr 
friday 08.00-15.00 Uhr
Tel.: 069 / 6301-5914
Fax: 069 / 6301-4877

Registration desk radiation therapy devices (Haus 14 B, basement):
Tel.: 069 / 6301-6224
Fax: 069 / 6301-6633

Inpatient ward (Haus 15-3):
Tel.: 069 / 6301-5183
Fax: 069 / 6301-4791

Telephone Exchange

Phone.: +49 69 / 6301-0
Fax: +49 69 / 6301-6301

To dial directly use the extension found in the Telephone directory

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Time of Service
Monday, Tuesday: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Thursday:             12:30 - 15:30 pm

Fon: +49 69 / 6301-7145
Fax: +49 69 / 6301-3930
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