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

Do you have any questions?
+49 (0) 800/ 660 68 00

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.

Questions? +49 (0) 800/ 660 68 00

Systemic therapies

Systemic therapies (chemotherapy)

Systemic means that a drug (in the case of cancer, a chemotherapeutic agent) is introduced into the bloodstream, allowing it to act on the entire organism. A chemotherapeutic agent must therefore be able to distinguish between healthy cells and cancer cells, in the same way that an antibiotic must be able to differentiate between the normal cells of the body and harmful bacteria.
 
Rapid cell division often characterizes cancer cells. There are, however, also healthy cells that undergo frequent cell division, such as the hair follicles, digestive tract, and the bone marrow. Although a course of chemotherapy may destroy up to 99.9% of the cancer cells, it is almost inevitable that severe side effects will befall these healthy cells. Moreover, cancer cells may very quickly become resistant to the chemotherapeutic agent by mutating, or, in other words, undergoing a change in genetic material.
 
Systemic therapy is used on diffuse tumors, such as leukemia (blood cancer). They also include other metastases that cannot be diagnosed and localized due to their microscopic size. Chemotherapy is also a suitable treatment method for solid tumors that cannot be treated via surgery or radiation.

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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