Friday, June 22, 2018

Peter Hohenberger

MD, PhD, Professor of Surgical Oncology, Mannheim University Medical Center, University of Heidelberg

Peter Hohenberger
Peter Hohenberger

Peter Hohenberger, MD, is Head of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Surgery at the Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg (UMM). He is a boarded surgeon in visceral and vascular surgery as well as in thoracic surgery and surgical intensive care. Professional education was received at the University of Erlangen including training in psychology and pathology. Surgical qualifications were received at the University of Heidelberg including senior position at the Department of Surgery followed by a Professorship on Surgical Oncology at Charité, Berlin. Being now specialized in the treatment of GIST and sarcoma and he was Chairman of the EORTC Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group. As a collaborator to EORTC (GI, melanoma and STBSG) since the 1980s ha was member of the PRC as well as to the Board for nine years each. He served on the faculty of the AACR/ASCO/FECS/ESMO course on Methods of Clinical Cancer Research for seven years and is member to the advisory board of SPAEN (Sarcoma Patients Euronet), Das LEBENSHAUS and SOS-DESMOID. He chairs the German Interdisciplinary Sarcoma Group (GISG) and the Interdisciplinary Working Party on Sarcoma (IAWS) of the German Cancer Society (DKG).

The Mannheim sarcoma center is a major contributor to multinational randomized studies on the treatment of GIST and sarcoma, hosts the Data Center of GISG was co-founder of the German Sarcoma Conference. UMM is part of EURACAN for five domains and is leading a working package in Joint Action on Rare Cancer (JARC). Trial activities also include EU-funded EUROSARC and MITIGATE pursuing the treatment of imatinib-resistant GIST.

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