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Hallwang Clinic – personalized cancer treatment

Private clinic offers patients individualized cancer treatments with cutting edge therapeutic strategies / Competent and warm-hearted staff

Dornstetten/Hallwangen. At the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic in the heart of the Black Forest medical treatments are given in a health-promoting ambience. The Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic is one of the leading establishments in integrated cancer therapy. The experienced medical team at the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic offers cancer patients a broad range of personalized treatment strategies tailored to meet their individual needs as part of a comprehensive and holistic treatment program.

The Hallwang clinic

The Hallwang clinic counts with an innovative interdisciplinary team of oncologists, internal medicine specialists, naturopaths, specialized psychologists and nurses. The physicians at Hallwang clinic have gained experience at well-known university institutes, including the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, and other re-known cancer institutes (i.e. NCI Mexico), or have been awarded the ESMO (EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY) certificate of Oncology. Many of the doctors at Hallwang Clinic hold an intensive research and academic background on cancer medicine. Emphasis is made on a trustful doctor-patient relationship. At Hallwang Clinic, most advanced treatment concepts are combined with the experience of a highly skilled medical team, providing cancer patients a comprehensive, personalized and multi-modal treatment approach.

At the Hallwang clinic, the staff is open for alternative treatment options in order to work in synergy with conventional treatment strategies. At Hallwang Clinic, the staff not only relies on conventional treatment and recent cutting-edge developments in medicine, but also takes into account natural remedies.

Specific diagnostics

The Hallwang clinic offers a wide and comprehensive range of diagnostic tests in order to find the optimal treatment concept for cancer patients, including:

• Genomic profiling (GP)
• Analyses for tumor-associated-antigens (TAA-Screening)
• Analyses of DNA-repair/break-chain mechanism
• Analysis of tumor mutational burden / Immune predict
• Blood-genotyping
• Liquid biopsy
• Circulating-tumor-cells (CTCs)
• Circulating-tumor-DNA (ctDNA)
• Chemosensitivity testing of the next generation – 2D model
• Immune Profile (Immune status, – Monitoring & Cytokine Profile)
• Immune functional panel (extracts, vital substances and micronutrients)
• ITP-testing (pre-Test for checkpoint-antibody treatment)
• Blood work clinical analysis / blood analysis on admission day – extended profile
• Heavy metal testing / virology burden analysis
• State-of-the-art diagnostics (incl. PET/MRI/MR-PET/CT imaging)

At the Hallwang clinic, the focus is on individualized treatment concepts, based on individual information that is retrieved from a number of diagnostic tests giving information on surface markers, individual mutations, amplifications, translocations etc. presented by the patient’s tumor cells. Identification of these allows targeted treatment through a broad range of therapeutic options.

Treatment strategies

The Hallwang clinic provides a holistic, individual-focused approach, in an environment that values the family component and contributes to the health of the patients. The Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic offers the latest medical treatments available for cancer including immunotherapeutics and cutting-edge biological treatments, such as:

• Immunotherapies including: checkpoint-antibodies (anti-CTLA-4 & anti-PD-1/L-1 antibodies), trifunctional antibodies, ADC’s, among others)
• Anti-hormone treatment
• Wholebody-hyperthermia
• Radiotherapy (i.e. Cyberknife, Proton therapy)
• Nuclear medicine (i.e. Radiopeptide therapy)
• Optimized conventional chemotherapy (i.e. small molecule)
• Transarterial chemoembolization/-perfusion (TACE/P)
• High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) of affected organs
• Orthomolecular medicine
• Micronutrients
• High-dose vitamin infusions
• Antioxidant infusions
• Detoxification
• Immune stimulation
• Ozone therapy

 

What to do to start treatment at the Hallwang clinic

As presented on the Hallwang clinic homepage, there are a few steps to take until treatment can be started at Hallwang clinic.

 

Contact the Hallwang clinic

You can contact the Hallwang clinic either by phone (+49 744 3 964 24 0) or by email (info@hallwang-clinic.com) and talk to the Hallwang clinic administrative staff for general enquiries.

 

Prior to making any specific arrangements, the Hallwang clinic will ask you to provide them with the following information:

• Latest medical reports, including details of the medical history
• List of current medication and ongoing treatments
• Latest lab results and histopathology reports
• Latest diagnostic imaging reports (MRI-, CT-, PET-Scans, sonography reports)
• Telephone number

The documents need to be in English or German, or with an English or German translation if the originals are not in English or German. Once the Hallwang clinic has received the information, their medical team will review and discuss the case, and contact the patient by telephone for a personal consultation.

Based on the information received, the Hallwang clinic will draft an individual treatment plan and cost estimate. The final treatment plan/cost estimate will be composed once the patient has arrived at the Hallwang clinic and after completion of a physical exam and further diagnostic exams, if applicable.

The Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic offers 16 spacious single or twin bed rooms (for the patient and family members), with modern furniture, some with balcony and a wonderful view of the enchanting natural surroundings. There is a generously dimensioned suite available on the top floor. All rooms and the suite are pleasantly light and airy, and all rooms have large bathrooms. Each room has a flat-screen, tv, telephone and wi-fi connection. Furthermore, the Hallwang clinic provides towels, hair dryers and shower items. The Hallwang clinic also counts with a fitness room and a physiotherapy department.

First days at the clinic

At the Hallwang clinic, a professional team of nurses looks after the patients throughout their treatment. They create an atmosphere where the patient feels completely comfortable. All the Hallwang clinic staff will try to make the patient´s stay at the clinic as pleasant as possible.

The first consultation with the Hallwang clinic medical team include:

• Collecting and organising all the relevant information about the patient´s health based on all available reports. This includes questions about the patient´s health, medication, allergies, previous surgeries and (chemo-)therapy.

• The second part of the consultation requires a physical examination.

• The treatment plan is then discussed and explained.

• The final part of the consultation requires making further appointments as discussed in the plan, some of them might have been already organised beforehand, based on prior communication (e.g. appointments for radiation, transarterial chemoperfusion, diagnostic scans, etc.)

Interesting facts on cancer and the impact of exercises

Exercise Therapy for Symptom Management and Treatment in Patients With Cancer
Exercise Therapy for Symptom Management and Treatment in Patients With Cancer

Dear Blogreaders,

here are some interesting facts on cancer and the impact of exercises. “The impact of exercise on cancer outcomes may be mediated by tumor subtype. For example, hormone receptor– positive breast cancers appear to be more responsive to exercise than HER2-amplified or triple-negative subtypes.

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New advances made in the treatment of lung cancer

New advances made in the treatment of lung cancer. Clinical trials showed prolonged progression-free survival with checkpoint inhibitor therapy. The phase III PACIFIC trial demonstrated an overall survival benefit for the selective programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab (Imfinzi) vs placebo in patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC

 

Durvalumab Improves Overall Survival in Unresectable Stage III NSCLC -Screen

 

More Information: http://www.ascopost.com/issues/october-25-2018/durvalumab-improves-overall-survival-in-unresectable-stage-iii-nsclc/?fbclid=IwAR0cdr2zqOZIVnHRcLnurXjxhj92SigqJCPFZFC57N8J9dRBxcpjRq58J5A

In an analysis published in JAMA Oncology the use of low-dose aspirin

Association of Analgesic Use With Risk of Ovarian Cancer in the Nurses’ Health Studies
Association of Analgesic Use With Risk of Ovarian Cancer in the Nurses’ Health Studies

In an analysis published in JAMA Oncology, the use of low-dose aspirin was associated with a reduced risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.

On the other hand, the use of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) seems to be associated with an increased risk.

Read more:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2704211

 

 

Cancer immunotherapy has many faces

Pembrolizumab versus Chemotherapy for PD-L1-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. - PubMed - NCBI
Pembrolizumab versus Chemotherapy for PD-L1-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. – PubMed – NCBI

 

Cancer immunotherapy has many faces. One of them are checkpoint inhibitors, such as pembrolizumab, which is a humanized monoclonal antibody against programmed death 1 (PD-1).

The New England Journal of Medicine just published results from a phase 3 cinical trial, showing that immunotherapy with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab is more effective in the treatment of PD-L1 positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than chemotherapy.

These results do not only show the potential of cancer immunotherapy but also highlights the importance of getting your cancer tissue tested for genetic characteristics and surface markers to find the best treatment option for you.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27718847

Holistic and comprehensive treatment strategy

Dear blog reagders,

here at the Hallwang clinic we offer a holistic and comprehensive treatment strategy combining cutting-edge medical treatments along with complementary and supportive techniques offered by our experts at the clinic, such as Guided Imagery (Visualization) and Relaxation. Longstanding research has shown that Guided Imagery and Relaxation helps reduce adverse side effects during cancer treatments such as fatigue, pain, stress or anxiety, while some studies even suggest a boost of the immune system.

Holistic and comprehensive treatment strategy

Guided Imagery consists of relaxation plus gently focused and directed imagination. It is a process that involves sensate experiences as well as feelings that can be done by most everybody. Almost 100% of people who use this technique would recommend it to others. One can download various Guided Imagery and Relaxation recordings online.

In accordance with the research literature we offer personalized guided imagery with a trained psychologist as an optional part of the integrative cancer treatment here at Hallwang Clinic.

 

The Science Behind Guided Imagery
The Science Behind Guided Imagery

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/guided-imagery-cancer-patients_b_1026296