Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Adran Regensburger, a doctor in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has received the ‘Young Investigator Award’ for his work in molecular imaging in children with muscular dystrophy. The jury particularly praised the innovatory value and method selected by Dr. Regensburger.

In 2012, UK Erlangen was the first hospital in Middle Franconia to use a robot-assisted surgical system. The hospital has now invested over 2.4 million euros in a new da Vinci Xi to enable it to increase the precision of surgical procedures in the future with the latest generation of the robot-assisted surgical system.

If a tumor is large enough to be seen using imaging techniques, then a cure is virtually impossible for particularly aggressive cancers. Many lives could be saved if we were able to detect cancer earlier. A research network searching for minute tumor markers in the bloodstream is now funded by BMBF with a total of 1.3 million euros.