Israeli innovations are widely known for being responsible for some of the world’s most amazing medical advancements. And introducing Israeli advancements in India remains exciting for the Economic Mission. We would like to introduce another Israeli company, P Cure which specializes in Cost effective Proton Therapy for Cancer patient.
Since the discovery of X-rays over a century ago Physicians have looked for ways to use radiation to treat cancer. Advances in technology and a better understanding of its effects on the body have made radiation therapy an important part of cancer treatment.
Proton therapy is a radiation therapy that uses tiny particles called protons. Protons are excellent cell killers, but because of the way protons deliver their energy, proton therapy does not damage as much healthy tissue as much as photon therapy. Therefore, a higher dose of radiation can be targeted at the tumor without affecting many normal healthy cells. Proton therapy can be effective in treating many types of tumors, including tumors of the brain, head and neck, central nervous system, lung, prostate and gastrointestinal system.
The success after radiation therapy depends on the type and stage of cancer treated. In certain cancers like chordomas, brain tumors or liver cancers, control rates with proton therapy can be as high as 85 to 90%.
The main issue is the Cost of installation of Proton therapy center and the price which the Patient borne.
An Israeli company, P-Cure, Ltd. has developed a comprehensive patient centric proton therapy solution with clinical benefits and financial advantages. By significantly reducing the capital and operating costs, P-Cure expands the availability of proton therapy to all cancer care institutions and new facility developers worldwide.
P-Cure offers a patient-centric focus to proton therapy that further enhances the precision of the “Beam of Hope,” while concurrently making the possibility of proton therapy more accessible through significantly lower equipment and construction costs. P-Cure delivers the only gantry-less proton therapy system that fits any radiation oncology department.
P-Cure has shifted the paradigm by reducing the costs of a one room expandable center to approximately half the price of any other system currently available. The savings are even greater for a two-room center.
For more information:
Tejinder Singh (Tejinder.Singh@israeltrade.gov.il)