Marburg Ion Beam Therapy Center starts operations
On October 27, 2015 the first patients were treated at the Marburger Ion-Beam Therapy Center, which thereby started operations as scheduled. The cancer treatment with ions was developed by the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. Within a clinical study 440 patients were treated successfully at the GSI accelerator facility from 1997 until 2008.
Together with the Heidelberg University Hospital GSI scientists developed an accelerator to enable a clinical routine application. 2009 the first therapy center for patients built by GSI together with Siemens and the Heidelberg University Hospital in Heidelberg started operations. Since then more than 3000 patients were treated there.