Protons cure eye tumors
Dr. Jens Heufelder, the senior medical physicist at Charité - University Medicine Berlin
"Irradiation with protons is a particularly effective method: The energy of the proton beam can be adjusted so that practically only the tumor receives the radiation. Since the protons have a straight trajectory, lateral scattering is much lower than with X-rays."
Advantages for our partner Charité
- The treatment team has access to a patient-friendly environment at the large-scale research facility on the Wannsee campus.
- In 97 percent of cases, the tumor can be completely destroyed by irradiation with protons, and in most cases not only the eye but also the vision is preserved.
- HZB provides a proton beam with an energy, intensity and stability that is optimally suited for proton therapy.