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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
Much more than a number: WPE treats the 2000th patient
In December 2019, about six and a half years after the opening of the West German Proton Therapy Center, the WPE treated its 2,000th patient: The 71-year-old Franz Ott from Bavaria is suffering from prostate carcinoma and received 20 radiations over four weeks. “The treatment of more than 2,000 patients reflects that we have been […]
THERADNET: EU funding for excellent young researchers
Prof. Dr. Beate Timmermann is convinced that “the well-founded, modern training of our young scientists is essential if we want to continue to optimize the possibilities of radiation therapy in the future”. Accordingly, the Medical Director of the West German Proton Therapy Centre (WPE) and Director of the Clinic for Particle Therapy was delighted that […]