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Singapore and Italy first in oncology proton therapy - Focus Tumor news

2024-02-20T09:50:55.878Z

Highlights: Singapore and Italy first in oncology proton therapy - Focus Tumor news. Proton therapy and hadron therapy are treatments that use beams of protons or hadrons, such as carbon ions, to precisely irradiate and treat various forms of cancer. Singapore stands out as the country with the highest density of therapy stations (6) per capita in the world. In June, the most important conference in the sector will be held here in Singapore, with Prof. Marco Durante, an Italian, as Chairman.


Proton therapy and hadron therapy are treatments that use beams of protons or hadrons, such as carbon ions, to precisely irradiate and treat various forms of cancer, while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs. (HANDLE)


Proton therapy and hadron therapy are treatments that use beams of protons or hadrons, such as carbon ions, to precisely irradiate and treat various forms of cancer, while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs.

These technologies, less invasive than others, such as radiotherapy, are rapidly spreading in many countries around the world with excellent results in the treatment of tumors, for example, in the brain or eyes.

"Italy boasts a leading position in this sector with the National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (Cnao) in Pavia, a world-class excellence that has been offering beams of both protons and carbon ions for many years. Furthermore, there are the Center of Proton Therapy in Trento and the Catana center in Catania", declared Ambassador Dante Brandi in Singapore.

"The creation of these centers - he continued - was made possible thanks to the consolidated knowledge of particle acceleration techniques of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. Singapore, although it has only recently entered the proton therapy sector, has already opened in two years three structures operating in as many hospitals.Currently, Singapore stands out as the country with the highest density of therapy stations (6) per capita in the world.

The new Goh Cheng Liang Proton Therapy Center at the National Cancer Center in Singapore, recently visited by the Embassy's scientific attaché Nicola Bianchi, is equipped with the most advanced technologies and four therapy stations, as well as numerous research and development laboratories. "Italy's consolidated experience in the field of proton therapy and hadrontherapy can certainly contribute significantly to the development of these technologies in Singapore and throughout South-East Asia, a rapidly expanding region. Confirming this, in June, the most important conference in the sector will be held here in Singapore, with Prof. Marco Durante, an Italian, as Chairman, and the active participation of numerous Italian researchers among the over a thousand expected from all over the world", 


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