PATIENT-HOTLINE

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

+49 (0) 800/ 660 68 00

We are there for you at the following times

Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Contact

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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Introduction to radiation therapy



Currently, about one in three people will develop cancer during their lifetime. With the incidence of cardiovascular diseases declining and life expectancy increasing by more than one month per year, the prevalence of cancer is increasing. In the near future, cancer will replace cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death. According to current German statistics, approximately 500,000 people develop cancer every year. (Figure 1).
 
Roughly half of all malignant tumors are surgically removed, while another 40% (versus 50% in the USA) are treated with radiotherapy; 27% of such tumors are treated with radiotherapy only, and 13% of patients undergo combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Surgery and radiotherapy are local procedures,while chemotherapy and immunotherapy are systemic procedures that affect the entire body. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy constitute the sole method of treatment in only about 10% of all cancer patients.

 

Learn more about systemic therapy and local cancer therapy options.

PATIENT-HOTLINE

+49 (0) 800/ 660 68 00

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 (0) 800/ 660 68 00). This is where you can request preliminary information as well as brochures and registration documents.  

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