Indications that may be treated at the MIT

Already today, more than 50% of all patients suffering from cancer may be cured. In this context, radiotherapy plays a major role. In addition to photon therapy, particle therapy allows further radiotherapeutic options with even higher accuracy and effectiveness that is very promising with regard to increased healing rates and reduced side effects.

In particular, radioresistant tumors or tumors in the neighborhood of of organ structures that are highly sensitive to radiation exposure seem to qualify for this therapy option.

Particularly children benefit from the extremely high precision of protons. Most frequently observed pediatric tumors treated at the MIT in the context of GPOH trials (International Society for Pediatric Oncology) are brain tumors, sarcomas, or Hodgkin lymphomas. Infants undergo radiation therapy under general anesthesia.

Particle therapy is used with curative intent alone, or as a dose boost to photon therapy, as well as in combination with surgery or drug therapy.

Please find below a list of indications that was published by the joint federal committee:

  • Adenoid cystic carcinomas
  • Chondrosarcomas
  • Chordomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Hypopharyngeal carcinomas
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Recurrences of head and neck tumors
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Laryngeal carcinomas
  • Lymphomas (mediastinal localization up to the age of 30 years)
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Meningiomas of the skull base
  • Meningiomas WHO°2 + °3
  • Carcinomas of the nasal cavity
  • Carcinomas of the paranasal sinuses
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinomas
  • Pancoast tumors
  • Prostate carcinomas
  • Pancreatic carcinomas
  • Recurrences of rectal carcinomas
  • Sarcomas
  • Mucosal melanomas of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
  • Salivary gland carcinomas
  • LGG
  • Recurrences of HGG



  • Pediatric tumors (e.g., ependymomas, medulloblastomas, gliomas, lymphomas, sarcomas, neuroblastomas, germ cell tumors, craniopharyngeomas

For all other tumor entities, we are also happy to provide individual advice on the advantages of particle therapy and assist with any necessary information.