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 […]

Study shows proton therapy effectiveness and side effect reduction for prostate cancer

The Proton Therapy Center in Prague has undergone a study on acute and late toxicity following treatment for prostate cancer at PTC. A group of patients with prostate cancer were observed during and after proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer at PTC. Medical personnel at the Prague Proton Therapy Center independently monitored the acute and late side […]

Proton Therapy Center Prague is the most technically advanced centre in Europe

Proton beam therapy has been primarily administered at the Proton Therapy Center in Prague via ‘pencil beam scanning’ nozzles since 2012. This highly accurate method of proton therapy delivery reduces radiation exposure to sensitive tissues surrounding the target area to a greater degree than older, ‘passive scattering’ beam delivery methods, as used in many other […]

Symptoms are often mistaken for another condition – Join the Turn it Purple Campaign for pancreatic cancer

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, where the Turn it Purple campaign is run each year to raise funds and bring awareness to the condition. The Turn it Purple campaign calls for businesses and individuals to highlight the fifth deadliest cancer in the UK by embracing purple – the symbolic colour for pancreatic cancer – […]

Halve the number of men facing serious ongoing side effects from prostate cancer treatment by 2030

The Movember Foundation is a worldwide charity addressing some of the biggest health challenges faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. In 13 years they have funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. By 2030 they aim to have reduced the number of men dying prematurely […]

Prague cancer treatment centre is sharing experience with UK medical professionals

Over the coming weeks the Proton Therapy Center will be presenting a series of webinars to share the latest results in the use of proton beam therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. The presentation will aim to bring awareness to this treatment modality and discuss its effectiveness and side effects in comparison with conventional […]