The BerlinProtonen – the Proton therapy at Charité under direction of Prof. Dr. Antonia Joussen specializes in the use of proton therapy during the treatment of eye tumors. Since 1998, proton therapy has been considered a successful and highly effective method for treatmenting intraocular tumors.
The Heidelber Ion-Beam Therapy Center HIT at the Heidelberg University Hospital has a treatment system for tumor diseases, which is a unique one worldwide. This system is implemented in the Center due to the use of innovative technologies.
The team of the Department of Proton Therapy provides proton treatment within the framework of the West German Proton Therapy Center in Essen (WPE). WPE is one of the leading institutions in the field of proton radiation therapy in Germany and one of the most advanced Proton Therapy Centers in the world.
Improves the probability of a cure. The targeted bundling of the proton energy directly within the tumor reduces the total radiation delivered to healthy tissue to only one-third or less, depending on the relevant tumor geometry, in comparision to X-ray radiation with the same tumor dose.