How can we reduce the long term side effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Solid tumours in children make approximately 1 – 1.5% of all cancer cases. In the treatment of childhood cancers the late side effects, rather than acute side effects, are of crucial importance, given the excellent treatment results achieved by complex cancer therapy. The expected side effects of radiotherapy depend on the irradiated area and the […]

Number of proton therapy centres in construction is growing rapidly, along with the recognition of its benefits

The importance of proton therapy is being confirmed through international recommendations for the treatment and by the growing number of centres and diagnoses treatable. In 2015 an additional 12 proton therapy centres were put into operation, most notably at the renowned Mayo Clinic in the USA, the undisputed leader in oncology. They have launched 2 […]

Proton therapy recommended by the National Cancer Comprehensive Network as the radiotherapy of choice for all types of lymphomas

Lymphoma is a group of cancers that affect the immune system. Lymphomas fall into one of two major categories: Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL, previously called Hodgkin’s disease) and all other lymphomas (non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas or NHLs). These two types develop in different ways and from different types of cells, however they occur in the same places and […]