HKSH Medical Group has opened a new proton therapy centre at the HKSH Eastern Medical Centre in A Kung Ngam, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong.

The new centre features an advanced proton therapy system and two modern treatment rooms.

The system includes two half-rotating proton therapy gantries, the latest beam transport system and a synchrotron-based accelerator.

It is arranged in a vertically stacked format, which makes it suitable for crowded urban spaces, such as Hong Kong.

Since starting operations in July 2023, the centre has administered proton therapy to approximately 40 cancer patients, ranging in age from seven to 88 years.

These cases include various cancer types such as 26 cases of breast cancer and six paediatric cancer cases, with the remaining cases involving head and neck, prostate, thorax, and craniospinal cancers.

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HKSH Medical Group chief operating officer and Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital director Wyman LI said: “The inauguration of the HKSH Proton Therapy Centre signifies a new chapter in cancer management in Hong Kong. It further underscores our commitment to establishing a centre of excellence in oncology.

“In addition to the essential hardware and infrastructure, we have also assembled a growing team of highly specialised and multidisciplinary oncology experts, including clinical oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists and specialised nurses.”

Established in 1922, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital is a prominent member of HKSH Medical Group and a private hospital in Hong Kong.

Launched in September 2017, HKSH Medical strives to enhance public health and advanced medicine through a coordinated method across clinical services, medical education, scientific research, and public health education.