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New era for cancer treatment by irradiation with carbon ions

Particle therapy for cancer treatment has been successfully used at MedAustron for two and a half years. Whereas patients were previously treated exclusively with protons, carbon ion therapy is now also available. This form of treatment opens up new opportunities for tumors that were previously difficult or impossible to treat. MedAustron is thus finally joining the ranks of only six centers worldwide that can combat tumors with both protons and carbon ions.   Particle or ion therapy as a form of radiation therapy makes it possible to reduce radiation exposure in the healthy tissue…

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»World Forum on Particle Therapy«: international experts define strategies for the future of particle therapy

On the initiative of the MedAustron Ion Therapy Center (AUT) and in collaboration with the MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA), the world leaders in particle therapy met last week at Grafenegg castle in Austria at the "World Forum on Particle Therapy". For the first time, they discussed the visions and challenges for this form of therapy within such a framework in order to forge joint strategies for the coming years.    Cancer indications for particle therapy are expanding, the technology is developing rapidly – but the number of centers for particle therapy worldwide is still modest. This…

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Minister of Health of Indonesia visits MedAustron

On Friday afternoon, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Nila F. Moeloek visited MedAustron. Managing director DI Alfred Zens, MBA, and one of our Radiation Oncology Specialists, Dr. Carola Lütgendorf-Caucig, MPH, led the delegation through the facility and offered interesting insights into the medical and technical parts. Photo: The Indonesian delegation with Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Nila F. Moeloek together with managing director DI Alfred Zens, MBA, Dr. Carola Lütgendorf-Caucig, MPH, and DI Dr. Lukas Jägerhofer (© MedAustron).

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Zweiter Behandlungsraum ab sofort in Betrieb

Seit Ende letzten Jahres werden bei MedAustron Krebspatientinnen und -patienten mittels der Ionentherapie behandelt. Bisher stand ein Behandlungsraum dafür zur Verfügung, Anfang August ist nun planmäßig ein weiterer dazugekommen. Damit können nun mehr Patienten pro Tag bestrahlt werden. Seit dem Start des Patientenbetriebs haben bereits über 30 Menschen ihre Therapie bei MedAustron abgeschlossen, auch Kinder werden schon im Wiener Neustädter Zentrum behandelt. Patientinnen und Patienten kommen dabei über einen Zeitraum von mehreren Wochen täglich für eine ambulante Bestrahlung zu MedAustron…

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