A proton therapy centre is to be built in Schaan. Investments of over CHF 300 million are anticipated for Swiss Proton.
In two podcasts, Radio L reported on the creation of the proton therapy centre Swiss Proton. Behind the project is the RMC Advisory Group from Triesen. Its managing partner Reto Renz explained to the radio broadcaster that particle therapy forms part of radiotherapy treatment in cancer patients. The therapy requires a particle accelerator that extracts protons.
Proton therapy allows for a precise dose of radiation to the tumour, meaning that the surrounding tissue is damaged only a little or not at all. This treatment could even prove to be more cost effective than ordinary radiotherapy in terms of overall costs. The new clinic will reportedly be a reference project for proton therapy.
Renz called the conditions in Liechtenstein “outstanding”. In Schaan itself, the RMC Advisory Group receives good support. Before scheduling the start of construction, the group wants to definitively close the financing, according to Renz. However, it is expected that implementation will begin in the first quarter of 2017, with the first outpatient treatments anticipated in 2020.