Our core team consists of more than 35 staff members: specialized medical personnel, medical physicists and medical technicians, logistics and administration. Each specialty and each staff member bears responsibility for the institute and is an important building block in the quality and quality assurance of patient care. Important decisions in the surgical and strategic areas are mutually discussed with all department heads and, if possible, are arrived at by consensus.
The institute in its construction is unique in Switzerland. All offices and treatment rooms are located on two floors with daylight, also the radiotherapy rooms. We are very much interested in personally accompanying patients during therapy. To maintain open communication, we regularly inform our patients about the possibilities and limits of therapy and closely include relatives, family doctors and referring physicians in the consultations. The necessity of radiotherapy is always decided together with the responsible specialist.
Our institute is very well networked both nationally and internationally and is one of the 5 largest radiotherapy centers in Switzerland. Additionally, we participate in 10 interdisciplinary case discussions per week at the cantonal hospitals of Aarau, Olten and Baden to ensure optimal patient care.
We are the only institute in German speaking Switzerland that offers hyperthermia in combination with radiotherapy. Areas of expertise in superficial hyperthermia are the recurrence of previously irradiated breast cancers, as well as combination hyperthermia/radiotherapy in melanomas. Areas of expertise in deep hyperthermia include primary, recurrent or previously irradiated pelvic tumors, especially invasive bladder cancer, cervical cancer and rectal cancer.
An additional focus is the irradiation of chronically inflamed or degenerative diseases, which inadequately respond to standard therapies or chronically recur. Here the close collaboration with rheumatologists or orthopedic specialists is ensured.