“YOU ARE UNIQUE – AND SO IS YOUR TREATMENT”
Welcome to the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic in the heart of the Black Forest Nature Park. At the Hallwang Clinic, medical treatment works hand in hand with unspoiled nature in a health-promoting ambience. The Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic is one of the leading establishments in integrated and comprehensive cancer therapy. We understand the uniqueness of each of our patients. With the experience of our specialized oncology team at the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic, we offer our patients a broad range of personalized treatment strategies tailored to meet your individual needs as part of a comprehensive and holistic treatment program. You are our priority.
A RELATIONSHIP BASED ON TRUST BETWEEN DOCTOR AND PATIENT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO US AS THE MEDICAL TREATMENT ITSELF.
We have put together an innovative interdisciplinary team of oncologists, internal medicine specialists, naturopaths, specialized psychologists and nurses, working in a collaborative university hospital and university institute network. Our physicians have gained experience at well-known university institutes and university hospitals, including the Center of Integrated Oncology of the University Hospital Cologne and the University Hospital Bonn (Germany), the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of the Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA), the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore (USA), the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and other renowned cancer institutes (e.g.. National Cancer Institute Mexico). Furthermore, our specialized medical oncologists are members of the European Society for Medical Oncology, carrying the ESMO certificate of Oncology, and /or are members of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology. Many of our physicians have an intensive research and academic background in cancer medicine, particularly Immuno-Oncology. We strongly believe that a trustful doctor-patient relationship is also key to a successful treatment, and we can assure you that combining most advanced treatments at the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic with the experience of our oncology specialized medical board will provide you a comprehensive, personalized and multi-modal/disciplinary treatment approach.
Patient-oriented and individualized medicine considers all aspects of lifestyle, and not only relies on conventional treatment and recent cutting-edge developments in medicine, but also takes into account our experience in natural remedies. At the Hallwang Clinic, we are open for alternative treatment options in order to work in synergy with conventional treatment strategies. We always try to be as natural as possible and as conventional as needed to achieve the best results.
STEP 1 – CONTACT US
You can contact us either by phone (+49 744 3 964 24 0) or by email (email@example.com) and talk to our administrative staff for general enquiries.
Prior to making any specific arrangements, we will ask you to provide us with the following information:
- Latest medical reports, including details of your 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
- Your 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 we have received the information, our medical team will review and discuss your case, and contact you by telephone for a personal consultation.
Based on the information received, we will draft an individual treatment plan and cost estimate for you. Please note that the final treatment plan/cost estimate will be composed once you have arrived at the clinic and after completion of a physical exam and further diagnostic exams, if applicable.
YOUR TREATMENT PLAN AND COST ESTIMATE
Your treatment plan includes length of stay, full board, therapies, diagnostics, and specific individual analyses, as well as the possibility to be picked up at the airport by our driver.
STAY WITH US
The Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic offers 16 spacious single or twin bed rooms (for you and your 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, we provide towels, hair dryers and shower items. You are welcome to use our fitness room and physiotherapy department at any time.
We believe that good and healthy food is one of the great pleasures in life. At the Hallwang clinic, we offer fresh and healthy meals. To the greatest possible extent, we use produce that is sourced locally, which is lovingly prepared in our modern kitchen, always giving maximum consideration to nutritional values. Our chef de cuisine and his team will cook according to your preferences and special requirements. And we do not forget that we eat with our eyes, too. Meals are served in a pleasant ambience.
STAY WITH US
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|Medical daily rate||The daily rate includes medical consultations during ward rounds, nursing services, psychological care, initial physical examinations and indication-related therapeutic measures, as well as daily basic oral medication|
|Accommodation in the clinic |
|These items are stated as separate costs (single or double room) in your quotation. It includes 24h nursing care.|
|Accompanying person (of inpatient)||These items are stated as separate costs (accommodation and full board) in your quotation.|
|Apartment on clinic premises (outpatient)||These items are stated as separate costs in your quotation. In the apartment we cannot offer 24h nursing care.|
|Full board||Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner + beverages|
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND ANALYSES
We offer a wide and comprehensive range of diagnostic tests in order to find the optimal treatment concept for you, 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
- Liquid biopsy
- Circulating-tumor-cells (CTCs)
- Circulating-tumor-DNA (ctDNA)
- Next generation chemosensitivity testing– 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)
Briefly summarized, our focus is on individualized treatment concepts. Concepts are based on individual information that we retrieve from a number of diagnostic tests that give us information on surface markers, individual mutations, amplifications, translocations etc. presented by the patient’s tumor cells. Identification of these allows us to specifically target tumor cells through a broad range of therapeutic options. You have to look at the tumor itself to understand what targeted treatment the patient can benefit from. A treatment that might work for one cancer patient, does not necessarily work for another patient, even though they have both the same type of cancer.
DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND ANALYSES
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As a specialized oncology team, navigating in a collaborative university hospital network, we provide comprehensive guideline-based therapies, as well as holistic and individual-focused approaches, in an environment that values the family component and contributes to the health of our patients. At the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic, we offer the latest medical treatments available for cancer therapies including immunotherapeutics, precision-based medicine, and cutting-edge biological treatments, such as:
- Immunotherapies including: checkpoint-antibodies (anti-CTLA-4 & anti-PD-1/L-1 antibodies), tri-functional antibodies, Antibody drug conjugates (ADC), vaccination strategies, bi-specific antibody (BiTE) therapies, CAR T cell therapies, among others)
- Genetic targeted therapies, small molecules
- Antiangiogenic therapies
- Optimized anti-hormone treatment
- Radiotherapy (i.e. Cyberknife, Proton therapy)
- Nuclear medicine (i.e. Radiopeptide therapy)
- Optimized conventional chemotherapy (nanoparticle encapsulated, liposomal formulations)
- Interventional Radiotherapy, Transarterial chemoembolization/-perfusion (TACE/P), Kryo- and laser ablation, Radio Frequence Ablation, Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion, SIRT, MR-based and realtime High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) of affected organs
- Orthomolecular medicine , Micronutrients
- Vitamin substitution, including high-dose vitamin infusions
- Antioxidant infusions
- Immune stimulation
- Ozone therapy
- Wholebody-hyperthermia, Hyperbaric Chamber
Our medical team will provide you all the details on medication, therapeutics and treatments, including underlying mechanisms and side effects. After a physical examination and an in-depth discussion with you on-site, the definite treatment plan will be discussed. Please understand that complex medical processes as mentioned above can only be explained through a thorough consultation on-site.
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Your treatment plan is supplemented by psychotherapeutic advice and in-house physiotherapy.
MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR VISIT TO THE
HALLWANG PRIVATE ONCOLOGY CLINIC
For your travel arrangements please note: The closest airports are Stuttgart or Baden-Baden (about 1,0 hour drive to the clinic), Straßburg (1,5 hour drive) or Frankfurt (2,5 hour drive). If you wish to be picked up at the airport by our driver, please contact our administration via telephone (+49 744 3 964 24 0) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To best prepare our staff and departments for your stay at the clinic, please complete the patient questionnaire (provided in our first email) and send it to us via email (email@example.com).
Should the medical team recommend diagnostic analyses on your tumor tissue, please provide us with the completed tumor tissue request form as soon as possible. Please follow the instructions that will be provided to you by email following your telephone discussion with our medical team. For questions regarding the tumor tissue request form, please contact our administration via telephone (+49 744 3 964 24 0) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If someone will accompany you, please contact our administration via telephone (+49 744 3 964 24 0) or via email (email@example.com), to book a double room or extra room, and full board for your family member or friend.
As soon as your flight details and arrival times are known, please inform our administration via telephone (+49 744 3 964 24 0) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
STEP 2 – FIRST DAYS AT THE CLINIC
At the beginning of your stay with us, you will meet our staff and learn your way around the clinic and area. A professional team of nurses will look after you throughout your treatment. They act as your contact for anything you need, and create an atmosphere where you feel completely comfortable and totally confident that you are in good hands. All our staff will always be glad to assist you in any way and try to make your stay at the clinic as pleasant as possible. Do not hesitate to ask for help. Anytime.
The first consultation with your medical team at our clinic include:
- Collecting and organising all the relevant information about your health based on the reports you have already sent us. This includes questions about your health, medication, allergies, previous surgeries and (chemo-) therapy.
- The second part of the consultation requires a physical examination.
- Your treatment plan is then discussed and explained (based on the draft you already received per email). If you are unsure about what to expect, please stop and ask. We are happy to go over the information as many times as needed in order to make you feel comfortable with the treatment strategy.
- 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.)
WE HOPE THAT THIS GUIDE HAS ANSWERED YOUR QUESTIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO US ABOUT HOW WE CAN IMPROVE YOUR STAY WITH US, PLEASE DON´T HESITATE TO CONTACT US.
This is a place of wellbeing. All year round, there is always something new to experience and discover.
It was around the year 1075, when the knight Rudolf de Haldewang was the proud lord of the castle that the first farms sprang up in the sloping meadows that lay in the shadow of the castle. It was a peaceful, sunny idyll, bounded on the lower side by the river Kübelbach. Here in this tranquil rural valley, full of sun and lush verdant growth, the Engeltal Monastery was built in the latter part of the 13th century. Its name, which translates as valley of the angels’, is a perfect description of the wonderful climate and charm of present-day Hallwangen. We no longer know to what extent medicinal herbs and healing arts were used by the monks and nuns, but anyone who finds in Hallwangen a path to new strength and health is sure to feel that they could well have played a role.