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The largest congress worldwide on ion therapy in Heidelberg
Date:10/26/2009

The largest congress worldwide on the topic of particle or ion therapy radiation with heavy ions and protons has taken place in the fall of 2009 in Heidelberg. Well over 600 international participants, especially from Japan and the USA, convened in the Heidelberg Town Hall for the annual meeting of the "Particle Therapy Cooperative Group" (PTCOG), including leading experts from the fields of radiation therapy, medical physics and oncology.

"There have been significant advances in the technology and clinical application of ion radiation in recent years," explained Professor Dr. Dr. Jrgen Debus, Congress Chairman and Medical Director of the Department of Radiooncology and Radiation Therapy at the Heidelberg University Hospital. "The international meeting gives us the opportunity to discuss experiences and results with colleagues and representatives of the industry and to exchange notes."

So far, 70,000 patients worldwide have been treated with ions

At this year's PTCOG, innovations in the field of ion therapy and its integration into already established multi-modal clinical concepts were discussed in the historic atmosphere of the Heidelberg Town Hall. The first combined facility in the world for protons and heavy ions, the Heidelberg Ion Radiation Therapy Center (HIT), which will be opened on the 2nd of November 2009 and is directly affiliated with the Heidelberg University Hospital for Radiooncology and Radiation Therapy, has the first heavy ion gantry in the world, weighing 650 tons. This represents a unique scientific basis for the meeting.

PTCOG is a consortium of preclinical centers active in foundational research and clinical work in the field of particle therapy. In the course of clinical implementation, radiation therapists have also joined. Essential preliminary work for therapeutic application has been completed, especially in Berkeley, California, and at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in D
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Contact: Dr. Juergen Debus
Juergen.Debus@med.uni-heidelberg.de
49-622-156-8202
University Hospital Heidelberg
Source:Eurekalert

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