At the current international economic forum an agreement on the implementation of an investment project to create and operate a center for proton beam therapy was signed between the government of St. Petersburg and the Nuclear medicine center of the International Institute of Biological Systems named after S.M. Berezin. The agreement was signed by the governor of the city, Georgy Poltavchenko, and the chairman of the board of the group of companies DTC IIBS Arcady Stolpner. The Minister of Health Veronica Skvortsova attended the solemn ceremony.More info
Another important stage in the construction of the first in Russia hospital center for proton therapy
The last preparations for the cyclotron insertion scheduled for June 8.
June 6, 2016, the installation of gantry parts was started. Installation work must be completed on time, regardless of the weather and gloomy sky.
To paraphrase the words of the first person on the moon Neil Armstrong, the opening of the proton center in Russia is a small step for our medical institution, but a giant leap for the whole healthcare system.
In the first hospital center of proton therapy in Russia the installation of equipment is continuing, the clinical start of the center's work is planned for the fourth quarter of 2017.More info
In the first in Russia clinical center of proton beam therapy, which is being built in Saint-Petersburg, the first proton beam was obtained at the exit from the gantry - a device, which will target the beam of protons exactly into the patient's cancerous tumor. On-site representatives of the proton equipment manufacturer Varian Medical Systems made sure that the equipment was installed flawlessly and, thus, the first patient would receive treatment on time - in early October 2017. For details see the full article by a correspondent of the Federal News Agency below.More info
During a meeting with the president of the country, Vladimir Putin, the Governor of St. Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko spoke about the city's achievements in the economy and social sphere, including the near launch of the first in Russia clinical center for proton-beam therapy and the advantages of a new technology to combat cancer. Georgy Poltavchenko invited the head of Russia to the opening of the center of the MIBS, which will be held in October 2017. Video report of the "Vesti" program on the TV channel "Russia 1" can be viewed here.
The governor of St. Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko visited the MIBS Proton therapy center and was convinced that the implementation of the city's strategic project is on schedule. On the eve of that day the center began to work in a test mode and received the first patients in the diagnostic department. Doctors-oncologists are already working in the center; there is an opportunity to undergo MRI and CT examinations. In the near future the nuclear diagnostics department will open its doors with a new generation PET/CT. The preparation of treatment plans and the production of individual restraint devices are being carried out for the first patients who will undergo a course of proton therapy.