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Current Information concerning coronavirus (COVID-19)

In relation to the recent developments concerning the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we would like announce that the MedAustron Ion Therapy Center will remain open for patients. We are taking all necessary precautions to reduce the risk of infection for our patients and employees and are strictly following the recommendations issued by the authorities. If patients are not able to come to their treatment sessions on their own, we kindly ask that only one accompanying person joins them. At the same time, we urge all patients and accompanying persons to abide by the official protective…

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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 point of view…

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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 of PTCOG-NA…

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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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