PATIENT-HOTLINE

Patients and relatives can contact short at this point of contact for questions, suggestions and criticism.

+49 (0) 89 660 680

We are there for you at the following times

Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

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

Schäftlarnstraße 133 (postal address)

81371 München

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+49 (0) 89 660680

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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"With Proton Therapy higher dosages in the tumor are possible and at the same time there are significant less side effects."

COURSE OF TREATMENT

Prior to making a final decision about your eligibility for treatment, we invite you to come in any case for a preliminary medical consultation.

DIAGNOSTIC

The diagnostic preparations are essential for a targeted and successful irradiation. Each step requires a high level of precision and thoroughness, which is why diagnostic takes a total of two to three days..

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RADIOTHERAPY

Once the therapy decision has been made (and reviewed if necessary), the radiation target area has been defined, and all the necessary preparations have been made, the actual treatment can begin..

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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...

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FOLLOW-UP EXAMINATIONS

Specific follow-up examinations are required by the terms of the proton center’s operating license. Your attending physician at the RPTC will schedule this basic series in cooperation with your general practitioner or referring physician. Depending on the type of cancer...

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RECOVERY

If you received proton radiation only, you should feel fairly normal. You should experience little to no radiation sickness, and if you are employed, you should be able to resume working right away...

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PROCEDURE OF A RADIOTHERAPY SESSION

You will receive radiotherapy every day except Sundays to complete treatment as quickly as possible. (Sundays are set aside for system maintenance and inspections.) The RPTC is open for at least 12 hours a day Monday through Saturday--including holidays--from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m...
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Clinical benefits of proton therapy

Improves the probability of a cure and spares healthy tissue surrounding the tumor

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. This enables a higher therapeutic dose to be used so tumor cells can be reliably destroyed. Theoretically, this means the probability of a cure rises in unmetastasized tumors. Currently, with chordomas of the skull e.g. the rate from 20 to 55% “local control rates” with x-rays raises to 70 till 80% with protons (see e.g. Scientific Report 2007 of the PSI Paul Scherrer Institute in Villingen, Switzerland). Analysis of more than 2,000 proton therapy patients showed that 98% were cured (Ocular melanomas, references ibid.).“

Fewer, less severe side effects

Radiotherapy is frequently so hard on the body that hospitalization is necessary. However, the favorable ratio of useful radiation to damaging radiation in proton therapy allows medical personnel to increase the therapeutic dose, which is limited due to side effects, while simultaneously reducing the dose deposited in healthy tissue. Proton radiation is relatively well tolerated and can usually be administered on an outpatient basis. This also substantially reduces the risk of a secondary tumor later on. With conventional radiotherapy, radiation-induced tumors occur at a rate as high as 1% per year. This is why there is a global agreement that children requiring radiation treatment must undergo proton therapy.

More treatment options

The radiation-free zone behind the tumor means proton radiation can be used on forms of cancer where conventional radiation is too risky, such as tumors near the spinal cord or brain stem, bronchial carcinoma (lung cancer), or multiple metastases. For example, it is possible to target the retina without damaging the optic nerve or the portion of the brain behind the eye.

Reduced treatment time

Often, fewer sessions are required than for X-ray radiation because proton therapy permits higher doses at each session. This reduces the burden on the patient and facilitates shorter treatment times.

PATIENT-HOTLINE

+49 (0) 89 660 680

Monday - Friday: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Email: patient@rptc.de

INQUIRY FOR PROTON THERAPY

Your first point of contact is the patient hotline (tel.: +49 89 660 680). This is where you can request preliminary information as well as brochures and registration documents.  

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INFORMATION FOR PHYSICIANS

Physician hotline +49 (0) 89 452 286 2268*

Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MET

*This service is reserved for physicians only. Patients should contact their attending physician.

TESTIMONIALS

In fact of massive shortness of breath I had a therapy of lung cancer. Already during the
therapy my condition was getting better and afterwards I had already that much breathing
volume to walk for more than 2 hours.

— Mrs. Erika K.

At the beginning I was skeptical, but during the treatment it changed because I had nearly
no side effects. Urinay incontinence not either something else restrained my vitality.

— Mr. Ludwig T.

It was no more time to waste when I came to the RPTC with cancer of voice bar.
They gave me immediately a hand. Today, after 2 years (2016) I’m doing very well.
With PRTC I’m deeply contented.

— Adrianus K., Niederlande
05 Dec
The British News Channel ITV News is broadcasting a report about the RPTC

ITV News, Great Britain’s second largest news channel has broadcasted a about the RPTC Munich in connection with the plan to build two proton therapy centers in the UK. View the broadcast here.

13 Jan
World leader in Medicine Promotes Proton Therapy

With the Mayo Clinic building two large proton therapy centers in the US, another world leader in cancer care and research has recognized the benefits of this innovative and highly effective therapy, despite the costs associated...

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