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4000. Patientin im WPE

4,000th Patient Treatment at WPE

In August 2023, the 4000th patient was treated at the WPE. She came from Romania and has a chordoma of the skull base. More information about her and her journey to Essen and during the therapy.

Fest- und Fachveranstaltung im WPE

WPE celebrates 10th anniversary

On September 13, 2023, the WPE celebrated 10 years of patient treatment at a festive and scientific meeting. Many guests came to congratulate, speakers gave interesting lectures. A lot has been achieved in the 10 years.

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Visitors from the Apollo Proton Cancer Center, India at WPE

Experts from India, from the Apollo Proton Cancer Center in Chennai visited the WPE to exchange ideas with our experts. The Apollo Proton Cancer Center is also equipped with an IBA proton therapy system.

2000. Kind im WPE

Anniversary: 2000th treatment of a child

2000 children have been treated at the WPE since the center opened in 2013. They make up more than half of all patients. A 17-year-old girl from Baden Württemberg was this patient at the beginning of 2023.

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Recognition and motivation: The WPE treats its 3,000th patient.

Early 2022 the West German Proton Therapy Center (WPE) has treated its 3,000th patient.

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Special issue of the journal “Cancers”: Expert articles on proton therapy

The international online journal “Cancers” is planning a special issue on the topic of “Proton therapy for CNS tumors”. Due to her expertise and international reputation, Prof. Dr. Beate Timmermann, Director of the Clinic for Particle Therapy and Medical Director of the West German Proton Therapy Center Essen (WPE), has been invited as guest editor. […]

First Patient of the new Eyeline at WPE

Eyeline in operation at WPE

In November 2021, the first patient with a Uveal melanoma was treated at the new Eyeline at WPE. Thus, the fifth therapy station at WPE was put into operation. The range of services offered by the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medicine Essen in the treatment of malignant tumors is thus unique.

WPE Newsletter: Fragebogen für Patienten zu Symptomen einer COVID-Erkrankung.

Overview of hygiene measures in the context of COVID-19 at the WPE

n the past months, a large number of hygiene measures have been taken to adapt or optimise internal procedures. Regular revisions and updates of the regulations are taking place, also taking into account the regulations of the Federal Government/Robert-Koch-Institute as well as the Covid Hospital Outreach Board of the University Hospital Essen.

Kunsttherapie am WPE für Kinder und Jugendliche.

Colours and superheroes for courage

They are part of everyday life at the WPE: the light green masks that are customised for each patient. Especially when irradiating brain or head and neck tumours, they support the head in such a way that no involuntary movement can interfere, as this is the only way to ensure precise irradiation. A new art therapy project at the West German Proton Therapy Centre now aims to make it easier for children and young people to use the mask - and turn the medical object into their own empowering creation.

WPE Newsletter: Fragebogen für Patienten zu Symptomen einer COVID-Erkrankung.

Maximum safety for patients and employees

The corona pandemic has also put health care in the Clinic for Particle Therapy at the WPE of the University Medicine Essen to the test: In recent weeks, a large number of actions have been taken to adapt or optimise internal processes.