Head of Department


History of Department

From November 1, 1989, the former chemotherapy department has been divided into two parts: Chemotherapy B and Chemotherapy C. Our department, which was later named the Department of Chest and Abdominal Tumours and Clinical Pharmacology (hereinafter referred to as "Chemotherapy Department B”), regards itself as one of the successors and heirs of the former Department of Chemotherapy.

The history of the department until 1992 is the same as the history of the other internal medicine departments (see there). In 1992, Dr. János Szántó was appointed Head of the Department. Under his leadership, the main profile of the department was the drug treatment of solid tumours. Primarily, patients with breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and sarcomas were treated here. In 1996, doctor Szántó became Head of the Oncology Department of St. Margaret Hospital in Budapest, and the work of the department was headed by Dr. István Szakolczay with an unchanged profile. From January 1, 1997, Prof. Dr. István Láng, a private lecturer at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, led the department until 31.12.2014. Under his leadership, the Department continued its treating, research and teaching work following the traditions of its predecessors. In the field of breast cancer, lung cancer and gastrointestinal tumors, the department has been involved in a number of prestigious international research projects. Some of these have been and are going on within the framework of EORTC and IBCSG. After Prof. Láng’s retirement Dr. Lajos Géczi, and from 1 July 2015, Dr. Gábor Rubovszky leads the department.

Current staff

Head of Department:
Dr. Gábor Rubovszky Ph.D. Physicians:
Dr. Hitre Erika Ph.D. head physician, deputy head of department
Dr. Dr. Éva Juhos
Dr. Zsolt Horváth Ph.D.
Dr. Eszter Szabó, senior physician
Dr. Erna Ganofszky, assistant professor
Dr. Tünde Nagy, assistant professor
Dr. Zsuzsanna Németh, senior physician
Dr. Zsuzsanna Orosz PhD assistant professor
Dr. Balázs Madaras, assistant professor
Dr. Tamás Pintér, assistant professor
Dr. István Kertes
Dr. Borbála Székely PhD
Dr. Réka Nagy
Dr. György Csikó Kristóf
Dr. Evelin Pászkán
Matron: Anikó Nagy
Chief Administrator: Krisztina Bogár
Department office: Istvánné Tóth
Doctors' Qualifications:
Dr. Rubovszky Gábor: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology
Prof. Dr. István Láng: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology, Allergist and Clinical Immunologist, Clinical Pharmacologist, European Medical Oncology Qualification (Certification, ESMO)
Dr. Erika Hitre: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology
Dr. Éva Juhos: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology
Dr. Eszter Szabó: internist, clinical oncology, psychotherapy
Dr. Erna Ganofszky: pulmonology, clinical oncology
Dr. Zsolt Horváth: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology, Certified Health Manager, European Medical Oncology Qualification (Certification, ESMO)
Dr. Tünde Nagy: Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology
Dr. Zsuzsanna Németh: Surgery, clinical oncologist
Dr. Balázs Madaras: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncologist
Dr. Tamás Pintér: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncologist
Dr. Zsuzsanna Orosz: pulmonology, clinical oncologist

Presentation of tasks, clinical research and education activities, and international relations

The Department of Oncology Chest and Abdominal Tumors and Clinical Pharmacology is one of the country's largest solid-oncology departments for solid tumors, and is one of the country's all-phase clinical licensed oncology departments. Accordingly, solid tumors are one of the country's largest oncological-clinical pharmacological centers.
It is a complex oncological treatment (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, suportation) of patients with solid tumors - breast cancer, gastrointestinal tumors (colorectal, esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder and biliary tract, pancreas), lung cancer, soft tissue sarcoma. Patients are treated according to internationally accepted and home-financed therapeutic protocols. He is also continuously and actively involved in the development of protocols applied in Hungary. The National Oncology Institute, as Hungary's largest and most complete, multidisciplinary oncology center, with an extensive armory of diagnostic and therapeutic options, provides an excellent background for the complex treatment of these diseases internationally. Thus, it is possible for patients on the one hand to receive the state-of-the-art state-of-the-art medication on the one hand and, on the other hand, to participate in multicentric multinational clinical trials that provide an innovative, not yet registered, but potentially effective therapy. At the same time, the class is an active member of three major international so-called academic clinical coordination organizations (IBCSG, EORTC, CECOG). The department also conducted a self-initiated innovative targeted biological therapy clinical trial with a pharmaceutical license (OGYÉI).
This department leads the Institute's Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Therapy Committee and participates in several other oncodeam activities: The Digestive Intensive Multidisciplinary Oncology Committee, Chest Tumors, Head-Cervical Tumors, Liver Surgeons, and the Soft-tissue Commission.
The 2005 II. Complete reconstruction and expansion completed in the first half of the year, the material conditions of the healing work are excellent in our 25-bed in-patient department. We use chemotherapy treatments provided on the first floor of the building as part of the well-being treatment and, as required, can use single-bed hospitals as a day-care clinic. In addition to the advanced radiotherapy class, the outpatient and inpatient patients are treated with complex radiotherapy-oncological treatments (chemotherapy, biological therapy) and chemotherapy.
In cooperation with the Radiological Department of the Radiology Department, our patients can also benefit from locoregional chemotherapy.
Class turnover in 2018:
• Inpatient care: 1143
• Ambulatory chemotherapy (cures): 16751
• Patient Care: 46913
The class's doctors also carry out clinical research according to their specific area of interest. A lot of presentations were held at international conferences (ASCO, ESMO, ECCO, Colorectal World Congress, etc.) and at home events. Three doctors obtained a PhD degree. In addition to the specialized scientific workshops of the institute, they also cooperate with international organizations (IBCSG, EORTC, CECOG).
The doctors of the department are continuously involved in the training of the oncologist, regular lecturers in the theoretical courses of the specialist training organized by the institute, they also participate in the graduate and postgraduate practical medical training, as well as in the clinical examination of oncology. Practical training of specialist candidates is carried out in the department and in the summer practice we also teach medical students.

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