Wednesday , November 25 2020

Clinic Augsburg takes a big step in the treatment of cancer diseases



About five million people in Germany suffer from cancer. Each year, approx. 500,000. And 224,000 patients a year lose the fight against cancer. This makes cancer the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease. Above all, these figures show one thing: how important is to continually improve the diagnosis and therapy in this treacherous disease affecting all sex and age.

    PD Dr. Georg Stüben, Chief Physician at the Department of Radiation Medicine, explains the hospital staff and guests the state-of-the-art linear accelerator, which precisely illuminates a tumor even when a patient moves through breathing, heartbeat or duration of treatment.
PD Dr. Georg Stüben, Chief Physician at the Department of Radiation Medicine, explains the hospital staff and guests the state-of-the-art linear accelerator, which precisely illuminates a tumor even when a patient moves through breathing, heartbeat or duration of treatment.

Since yesterday, Friday, September 25, the hospital is taking another step further. The head of the board, board, chief physicians and representatives of AOK Bayern inaugurates the extension of the radiation healing clinic, completed after only seven months of construction.

The modern diagnostic and therapy procedures are now being supplemented by a linear accelerator in Augsburg Hospital, one of the most modern of its generation. This linear accelerator is thus available twice in Germany: at Heidelberg University Hospital and now also in Augsburg. The linear accelerator generates ionizing radiation that we use to treat benign and malignant cancers. The artificially produced rays destroy targeted as well as effective cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be done much more accurately and cautiously than before. So we can give our patients some of the quality of life they have lost through their illness.

There was another reason to celebrate this September 25: Klinikum Augsburg and AOK Bayern sign a so-called Stereoaxia Treaty at the inauguration of the annex to Radiotherapy, the intensive collaboration between all involved – the patient Augsburg Hospital, AOK and preventive and follow-up care to ensure rapid knowledge exchange Klinikum Augsburg and AOK Bayern are already working with such a treatment contract on the vast area of ​​vascular diseases for the benefit of patients.

The linear accelerator
The linear accelerator "True Beam" from the world market leading VARIAN, which uses higher energy radiation just for the tumor – and only for the tumor.

PD Dr. Georg Stüben, Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Radiation Medicine and Prof. Dr. with. Martin Trepel, Chief Medical Officer of II. Medical clinic presented during a tour of the extension line's accelerator.

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