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RINECKER PROTON THERAPY CENTER
Franz-von-Rinecker Straße (main entrance)

Schäftlarnstraße 133 (postal address)

81371 München

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About us

The RINECKER PROTON THERAPY CENTER

The RPTC, located in Munich, is the first fully certified European proton radiation center which provides a complete hospital setting for the treatment of cancer tumors.

Our innovative therapeutic procedure involves the use of high-energy proton beams for the treatment of cancer. A key characteristic of these proton beams is that protons facilitate the three-dimensional targeting of tumours; this capability is not available with the x-rays used in conventional radiation therapy. Therefore, highly effective dosages can be delivered to the tumour while the side effects of radiation are reduced by minimizing any trauma to the surrounding healthy tissue.

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Combination therapies

Combination therapies

In principle, nearly any therapy can be combined with nearly any other therapy. The possible increase in therapeutic benefit must be weighed against the additional side effects before proceeding with combination therapy.
 
Local procedures such as surgery and radiation aim to remove the majority of the tumor cells without the development of resistance. Systemic treatment (i.e., chemotherapy) attacks all tumor cells that cannot be targeted with local methods, especially metastases. A combination of chemotherapy and radiation treatment may also make some cancer cells more vulnerable to radiation.
 
One of the Tumor Board’s responsibilities is to organize and coordinate combination therapy among the various specialists carrying out each form of treatment.
 
For combining proton therapy with surgery, the  Chirurgisches Klinikum München Süd specializing in abdominal surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, disc and spinal surgery and the breast center offering oncological and plastic surgery is available. Additional departments include vascular surgery and cardiac surgery.
 
Jump straight to the most important information on combination therapy:
 
Radiation plus chemotherapy
 
Radiation plus surgery

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