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Here you find, in chronological order, further information on the topic of proton therapy at the CPT of the PSI.

4 February 2021
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"Ultimately, we aim to understand how diseases start in single cells"

Biology Human Health Medical Science Proton Therapy

Imaging and sequencing techniques combined with machine learning offer researchers countless opportunities to look inside cells with greater precision than ever before. G.V. Shivashankar, lab head at PSI, describes how such information can be used to find answers to pressing questions.

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28 September 2020
Serena Psoroulas mit der Versuchsanordnung in der Gantry 1

New technique for ultrafast tumour therapy

Media Releases Human Health Medical Science Proton Therapy

For the first time, researchers at the Centre for Proton Therapy at PSI have tested ultrafast, high-dose irradiation with protons. The new, experimental FLASH technique could revolutionise radiation therapy for cancer.

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31 October 2019
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Open fire on tumours

Biology Human Health Medical Science Proton Therapy

At the treatment stations of the Centre for Proton Therapy at PSI, tumours can be precisely irradiated from any direction. An interactive graphic explains how the protons get from the source to the body in order to trigger the elimination of tumour tissue.

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3 October 2019
Damien Weber

"It's important to keep doing research"

Human Health Proton Therapy Medical Science

Proton therapy is time-consuming and more costly than conventional radiation therapy, but its accuracy in targeting tumours is unsurpassed. An interview with Damien Weber, head of the Centre for Proton Therapy at PSI.

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26 September 2019
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Cancer cells under attack

Human Health Proton Therapy Medical Science

At PSI, cancer patients receive a therapy that is unique in Switzerland. Bombardment with protons wipes out cancer cells  –  and does so more precisely than with any other form of irradiation.

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28 February 2019
Professor Beate Timmermann(Photo: West German Proton Therapy Centre Essen)

Children are her passion

Media Releases Medical Science Human Health Proton Therapy

At PSI, Beate Timmermann built up a programme providing proton therapy for children with cancer at the same time she was raising her own son. Today she is head of the Clinic for Particle Therapy at the West German Proton Therapy Centre in Essen (WPE) and is considered one of the most accomplished experts in this field.

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14 May 2018
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Opening: Advanced technology against cancer

Media Releases Medical Science Human Health Proton Therapy

With proton therapy, certain tumours can be irradiated with exceptional precision – while, the surrounding healthy tissue is optimally protected. In Switzerland, this kind of radiation therapy is only possible at PSI. In a joint project with the University Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich, PSI has expanded its capacity with a state-of-the-art treatment facility: the new, 270-ton Gantry 3.

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27 February 2018
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Lausanne-Villigen return

Human Health Matter and Material Proton Therapy

Nowhere in the world have so many ocular tumours been irradiated with protons as at PSI. But before the affected patients go to Villigen, they have to visit Lausanne: for pretreatment at the Jules Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital. The more than 30-year-long collaboration between the hospital and PSI is unique, and in most cases it saves the patient's diseased eye.

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3 August 2017
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Testing the Limits for the Patients' Benefit

Human Health Medical Science Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is already a success story at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI but researchers remain dedicated to making treatment faster and safer.

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7 June 2017

Big help for small children

Human Health Medical Science Proton Therapy

When small children develop cancer, the whole family is affected. Staff at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI’s Centre for Proton Therapy combine target-oriented proton beam irradiation and a caring, warm-hearted atmosphere to help these children.

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