Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center

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About Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center

Being one of the largest hospital networks in Europe, the Quironsalud Group of Hospitals has yet again made commendable progress. QGH launched a new project in the last half of 2019 “Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center”.

The Proton Therapy Center is one of its kind equipped with the latest technology like the Proteus one irradiation technology, HD- CT scan, Surface control that helps to move targets, and a Monte-Carlo system for dose calculations.

The center’s infrastructure was carefully designed keeping in mind the comfort of patients. The center comprises a total of 5 waiting rooms, 2 rooms for consultations, and 2 rooms for post-anesthetic recovery.

One of the main objectives of the Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center is to be the central hub of technological advancements in medicines. The ultimate purpose of which is to develop treatment techniques that will benefit patients in the long run.

Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center has some brilliant radiation oncology experts like Dr. Raymond Mirabell, Dr. Karme Ares, Dr. Juan Castro, etc. in the treatment of a wide range of cancer. All these specialists have work experience of more than 20 years.

About Proton Therapy

Introduced for the first time in Spain, proton therapy is an innovative approach in radiation oncology. The technique is not just efficient in treating tumors of the eye, brain, etc but also is a safe and accurate procedure.

Proton Therapy Benefits

The therapy uses the Proteus one system for targeted radiation delivery, which is regarded as one of the latest technologies for radiation therapy.

What makes the Proteus one different from the preceding generations?

  • Safe applicability
  • Ability to rotate up to 220 degrees around the patient
  • Delivering radiation beams from multiple angles after locating the tumor
  • Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center plans to use this technology for the development of improved versions like flash or rotation therapy.

Another important component of the therapy is a synchrocyclotron. This technology helps in adjusting the speed of the proton as per the therapy requirements.

Mechanism of Proton Therapy

  • The use of protons in the form of a radiation beam makes proton therapy unique. These protons are used to deliver high-energy beams onto the target tumor site.
  • Once directed at the target the radiation beam releases a high amount of energy on the target which is the tumor.
  • These radiations are intensity-modulated and prevent the cancer growth of cancer cells by destroying them.
  • Since the radiation is only focused on the target, the neighboring healthy cells remain free of any negative impact of the radiation.
  • This helps in decreasing the probability of secondary tumor development.

Proton therapy for tumor treatment

2-3% of cancer patients are suitable to undergo the new proton therapy. As per the Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology, more than one thousand cancer patients can undergo proton therapy in Spain. Cancers that can be treated using this therapy are:

  • Pediatric cancers
  • Tumors of the spine
  • Lung cancer
  • Head & neck sarcoma
  • Skull base tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Ocular tumors

Why is proton therapy gaining popularity?

Owing to the characteristics of protons, the therapy is considered as one of the safest and modern radiation therapy technologies for the treatment of cancers as discussed previously.

Distinguishing features of the therapy:

  • The radiation dose of proton therapy is adjustable depending on the need the patient
  • Accurate radiation delivery enhances the antitumor activity
  • Less impact on the healthy cells
  • Pros of the procedure for cancer patients
  • Least exposure of the healthy cells to the radiation beam, less probability of the development of secondary tumors and radiation dose depending on the types of cancer.

These plus points of the therapy help to improve the life quality of the patient.

Steps the patient has to go through at the Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center

Steps of getting the treatment

  • Preliminary diagnosis is the very first step that patients coming to Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center have to undergo. An interdisciplinary team of doctors (radio-oncologists, child-specialists, etc) goes through the previous reports of patients. This is done to make sure that the patient is suitable to undergo proton therapy.
  • Next, this interdisciplinary team of doctors makes a customized treatment plan for every patient.
  • At the initial visit to the center, radio-oncologists during the consultation discuss the entire treatment procedure with the patient and clear the doubts the patient might have.
  • Once the consultation session is over, the patient undergoes diagnostics like an HD CT scan which helps in finalizing the treatment plan.
  • Before the treatment begins patients are given custom-made masks which they have to wear during each therapy session.
  • To create an ambient environment, before the start of therapy patients are given a list of video images from which they can choose the one they like. Philips Ambient® technology has given this video image concept to make the patients comfortable.
  • After being positioned properly, the patient does not need to change their position. Because Proteus one rotates to around 220 degrees around the patient while targeting the tumor and delivering the radiation beam. The time duration of the delivery of radiation is only a few minutes.

Success Rate of the Proton Therapy

The success rate of this procedure might be similar or even comparable to other techniques of radiation therapy. But the safety of the technique is what makes it a better option

Cancer Success rate
Prostate Cancer (Stage 1-3) 99%
Breast Cancer (Initial stages) 97.2%
Lung Cancer 86.5%
Neck and Head Cancer 66.8%
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Doctors of Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center

Dr. Carme Ares
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Dr. Raymond Miralbell
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Alejandro Maza
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Dr. Juan Castro
Specializations: Oncology Work experience: 18 years Details about doctor
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Dr. Raul Matute Martin
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Interesting facts:

1
st Proton Therapy Center in Spain
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Reviews about Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center (10)

Shishk Bon
04.09.2022
Turkey
Proton Therapy
I recently completed a course on proton therapy, and I am incredibly pleased with the results. The entire experience was far smoother than I had anticipated. Dr. Raul Matute Martin was not only highly professional and knowledgeable but also incredibly supportive throughout my treatment journey. The precision of proton therapy in targeting my tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues amazed me. I experienced minimal side effects, which allowed me to maintain my daily routine without feeling overwhelmed. The non-invasive nature of the treatment and the fact that I did not feel any discomfort during the sessions were remarkable. I truly believe that proton therapy played a pivotal role in my recovery, and I am immensely grateful for the advanced technology and compassionate care I received during this challenging time.
Sally Rodriguez
23.01.2023
Netherland
I was diagnosed with breast adenocarcinoma during my trip to spain. It was a difficult time for me, but my specialist, Dr. Carmen Ares, was very cooperative. She motivated me to get through that phase and live a healthy life.
Shivay 
18.03.2020
Maldives
IMRT RadioTherapy
Doctor‌ ‌Raymond‌ ‌Miralbel‌ from  Quiron Salud Proton Therapy Center successfully ‌performed IMRT radiotherapy on me to treat lung cancer. And I am happy with the results. 
Ауреа
27.01.2021
Spain
Proton Therapy
My child was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. Our oncologist advised me to undergo treatment at the Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center. We were very worried, but the radiologist explained everything in detail and reassured us. The child has been treated. We managed to defeat the disease!
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Мурано
01.03.2021
Spain
Proton Therapy
There is something magical about this place. There is a great team of professionals working here. They put their soul into what they do.
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Josephene
06.01.2021
Brazil
Proton therapy
Went to Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center in Madrid for my daughter’s brain tumor treatment. She had the proton therapy treatment there which proved effective. There was a lot of progress in her condition after the therapy.
Lindsey
25.04.2021
USA
Proton Therapy
Dr. Raymond Mirabell was my daughter’s oncologist. He attended to her case very professionally and made her comfortable with the Proton Therapy during every visit.
Mateo
25.03.2021
Iceland
Radiotherapy
My brother suffered from prostate cancer. His condition was worsening with every passing day. His doctors suggested radiotherapy. I took him to Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center as it is known for its good medical services. Dr. Raymond Mirabell was his doctor and I can’t resist saying that I have never seen such an experienced doctor. He examined him thoroughly and started his radiotherapy. He treated all the symptoms that he had due to radiotherapy to make it bearable for him. Now, the cancerous mass has been reduced a lot and my brother is getting better. I am thankful to Dr. Raymond Mirabell.
Margret David
25.02.2021
Germany
All staff was humble and cooperative. I am satisfied with the hospital’s proficient Surgeons and enthusiastic staff.
Sebastian Anthony
25.01.2021
South Africa
Early diagnosis of cancer saved me. My surgeon was proficient and did his work efficiently.

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Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center Address

Spain, Madrid, Calle Diego de Velázquez, 1, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain

FAQs

For which types of cancer does the Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center offer treatment?

The Qurionsalud Proton Therapy Center offers treatment for cancers ranging from pediatric cancers, tumors of the spine, brain tumors, lung cancer, occular tumors, etc.

What are the advantages of Proton therapy offered at the Quironsalud Proton Therapy Center?

The Proton therapy offers advantages like greater precision and safety, improved quality of life, lower radiation dose and significant avoidance of secondary tumors
Published: 17.03.2021 Updated: 24.04.2023
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