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Patients in Europe benefit from new radiation therapy
Date:10/29/2009

ilan, Prof. Dr. Richard Ptter, Medical Director of the Department of Radiooncology and Radiation Therapy at the General Hospital (AKH) of Vienna, Prof. Dr. Manjit Djosanjh of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, and Prof. Dr. Dr. Jrgen Debus, Medical Director of the Department of Radiooncology and Radiation Therapy at the Heidelberg University Hospital.

A total of 22 centers of excellence in Europe involved

In addition to the four centers of excellence (Heidelberg, Milan, Geneva and Vienna), a total of 18 other European centers will be included in the joint project. Essential preliminary work has already been completed, especially in Berkeley, California, USA and at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany. So far, more than 70,000 patients all over the world have been treated with ion radiation, most of them with protons and heavy ions. Heavy ions (carbon ions) differ from conventional photon radiation therapy and proton therapy by an increased relative biological effectiveness (RBE), which has shown critical therapeutic advantages, especially for slow-growing and radiation-resistant tumors.

Since 1997 far more than 400 patients have been treated by the Heidelberg radiooncologists with carbon ions in cooperation with the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt and the Department of Medical Physics at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, as well as the Rossendorf Research Center in Dresden. Therapeutic results have been significantly improved, especially for tumors at the base of the skull.

Heidelberg Ion Radiation Therapy Center is opened

Based on this preliminary work, the Heidelberg Ion Radiation Therapy Center (HIT) has been set up at the Heidelberg University Hospital and will soon begin clinical operation. There, it will be possible to treat over 1,300 patients per year with ion radiation. In particular, tumor
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Contact: Dr. Juergen Debus
Juergen.Debus@med.uni-heidelberg.de
49-062-215-68202
University Hospital Heidelberg
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