Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Contact:  Andrea Denker and Georgios Kourkafas 

The Proton Therapy group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), led by Prof Dr Andrea Denker, is routinely treating eye tumours with a 70-MeV cyclotron in collaboration with the Charité hospital in Berlin, where they have treated more than 4,000 patients so far with 97% tumour control.

The proton irradiation centre at the HZB is Germany's first proton therapy facility and unique in its technical capability.

Their current R&D activities focus on FLASH studies, mixed/cocktail ion beams, dosimetry, minibeam therapy and developing a dedicated cyclotron for eye tumours.