Prague December 12, 2012
From December 2012, oncological patients can access proton therapy in a brand new Proton Therapy Center Czech which has just opened in Prague. It is only a fifth center in Europe and currently the best equipped center in the world. The facility is going to attract child and adult cancer patients from throughout the world who are seeking advanced cancer care with few treatment-related side effects.
Launching its first fixed-beam treatment room, the center is going to treat prostate and brain cancer this year. With launching another four treatment rooms, it will soon start treating head and neck tumors, child cancer, lung cancer, eye melanoma or pancreatic cancer; this means indications that are difficult to treat by conventional radiotherapy. The benefits for the patients are mainly lower damage of healthy tissue, less side effects and complications and better chances of cure. Ability to precisely irradiate only the tumor with the highest possible dose is what makes proton therapy a revolutionary form of cancer treatment.
The center provides the necessary comfort for international patients, including English and Russian speaking medical personnel. There are patient managers who help facilitating medical visas, medical documentation and made to measure services for foreign patients. The center provides full entry examinations and diagnostic methods including PET/CT scanning. It also employs international specialists in medical physics and radiation oncology such as the former medical director of the Rinecker Proton Therapy Center in Munich, Germany. “The goal of the Czech center is to maximize the curability in the shortest time possible by hypofractination and applying maximal treatment dose, “ says Professor Dr. Herbst.
ABOUT PROTON THERAPY CENTER CZECH
Proton Therapy Center Czech is a privately owned and operated cancer center that relies on the power of proton beams to cure cancers with minimal treatment-related side effects. The center operates in cooperation with the public hospitals and clinics of the Czech Republic and other proton therapy centers abroad both already running (RPTC Pennsylvania, UFPTI Jacksonville) and being prepared (University of Uppsala Sweden, PTC Holland, Krakow). With the idea of making the treatment available to the largest number of patients PTC Czech has already started preparing patient programs with the leading oncological centers in Europe, Asia and Africa. Website: http://en.ptc.cz/