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Meeting of the Advisory Board MedAustron Research

Yesterday the Advisory Board MedAustron Research met at the nearby Technology and Research Centre TFZ. DI Dr. Thomas Schreiner, coordinator of our non-clinical research (left), as well as four colleagues from TU and MedUni Vienna are members of the Advisory Board MedAustron Research, which is responsible for the non-clinical part of MedAustron. The Board was established by and reports to the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. The Advisory Board determines the basic strategic direction of research with federal resources and regularly evaluates from a scientific p...

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MedAustron @ PTCOG-NA

The annual conference of the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America (PTCOG-NA) brings together radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists and radiation therapists to advance their expertise on the latest clinical applications, outcomes and physics and biology experiences with particle therapy. MedAustron was strongly represented at this year's edition of the meeting in Miami, Florida with several lectures, poster presentations and an information booth on carbon ion therapy. Header l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Eugen B. Hug (Medical Director MedAustron & President...

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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 tis...

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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 modes...

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ESTRO at MedAustron

ESTRO, the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, held a course on particle therapy in Vienna for Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Radiobiologists and RTTs from all over Europe last week. We were happy to welcome the participants at MedAustron!

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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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LR Schleritzko visited MedAustron

DI Ludwig Schleritzko, member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria responsible for finances and road construction, visited MedAustron yesterday and took a look behind the scenes of the center for ion therapy and research.  Photo: LR Schleritzko with managing director of MedAustron DI Alfred Zens by the so-called "Ion Sources" - origin of the particle beam (© 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...

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Einigung: Sozialversicherung übernimmt Kosten für Behandlungen bei MedAustron

LH Mikl-Leitner: „Ganz besonderer Tag für den Gesundheitsstandort NÖ und für die Patientinnen und Patienten“ Von einem „ganz besonderen Tag für den Gesundheitsstandort Niederösterreich und vor allem für die Patientinnen und Patienten“ sprach Landeshauptfrau Johanna Mikl-Leitner heute, Dienstag, im Zuge einer Pressekonferenz im NÖ Landhaus. Gemeinsam mit dem Aufsichtsratsvorsitzenden von MedAustron, Klaus Schneeberger, sowie dem Verbandsvorsitzenden im Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger, Alexander Biach, und dem Generaldirektor-Stellvertreter im Hauptverba...

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