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June 8 is #WorldBrainTumorDay.


Every year, more than 8,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumor in Germany and worldwide, over 700 new cases are recorded on a daily basis. In addition, more than 25% of all cancer patients will develop brain metastases, known as secondary brain tumors. The most common malignant brain tumors in adults, gliomas, still pose an unresolved therapeutic problem.

At MagForce it is our goal to fight brain tumors from within by forging new therapeutic paths: With NanoTherm® therapy, we have developed an innovative approach based on nanotechnology, which we want to make available to patients all over the world.

Each year, we use our voice to raise awareness for this devastating disease and support the brain tumor centers we are working with in their numerous activities for patients and their caretakers.

Find out more about our activities around WorldBrainTumorDay 2019 in Münster (Germany) and Lublin (Poland).

„Our goal: to develop an effective cancer therapy for the successful treatment of patients worldwide.“

Dr. Ben J. Lipps
CEO

Lublin, Poland - Oncology Foundation Alivia and MagForce invite you to an Open Day @ the new NanoTherm® treatment center in Lublin

On the occasion of the 2019 #WorldBrainTumorDay, Oncology Foundation Alivia and MagForce invite you to an Open Day at the NanoTherm® treatment center at SPSK4 in Lublin.

When: Friday, June 07th, 12.00 – 1.30 PM
Where: Library of the Department of Neurosurgery of the Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 4 in Ul. Jaczewskiego 8, Lublin
For further information please visit:  https://www.alivia.org.pl/dzien-otwarty-w-centrum-nanotherm/

According to estimates, every fourth inhabitant of Poland is diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, and every fifth will die from it. Although recent years have brought about rapid progress in the knowledge of pathomechanisms underlying each cancer, and cancer itself, contributing to many new drugs and therapies being launched onto the market, access to effective treatment options in Poland remain limited. As a result, the average Pole has a lower chance to survive 5 years with cancer compared to citizens of other European countries.[1]

Since beginning of April 2019, the Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 4 (SPSK4) in Lublin, one of the leading brain treatment centers in Poland, offers MagForce’s NanoTherm® therapy as an additional treatment option, providing brain tumor patients from Poland and surrounding countries with faster access to the therapy after diagnosis whilst allowing them to be treated with NanoTherm® therapy in their home country.
On the occasion of the 2019 #WorldBrainTumorDay, Oncology Foundation Alivia and MagForce invite you to an Open Day at the NanoTherm® treatment center at SPSK4 in Lublin.

Interested parties will have the chance to learn about currently available treatment options. Also Prof. Rola the new Head and Chairman of the Neurosurgery and Paediatric Neurosurgery Departments at SPSK4, and his team will explain the mode of action behind NanoTherm® therapy as well as patient qualification. Finally, financing aspects can be discussed with representatives from MagForce, SPSK4 and Alivia, the leading organization for cancer patients in Poland. Participants will then have the opportunity to join a guided tour through the NanoTherm® treatment center at SPKS4.

The full program can be visited here (polish only): https://www.alivia.org.pl/dzien-otwarty-w-centrum-nanotherm/

[1] Oncology patients' access to drug therapies in Poland in view of current medical knowledge, Report March 2017:
https://www.alivia.org.pl/raport2017/ALIVIA_REPORT_EN_web.pdf

Zwickau –  Cooperation agreement with Paracelsus Clinic Zwickau andopening of a new NanoTherm® treatment center

When: June 08, 2019

Where: Paracelsus-Klinik Zwickau, Werdauer Straße 68, 08060 Zwickau

MagForce is pleased to announce on the 20th anniversary of the #WorldBrainTumorDay that it has entered into a cooperation agreement for its NanoTherm® therapy for the treatment of brain tumors! 

With the Paracelsus Clinic Zwickau, an additional clinic will soon offer our innovative therapy in a geographically important region in Germany. The opening of the new NanoTherm® treatment center is planned for Q3 2019.

“We are always committed to introducing modern surgical and therapeutic procedures to our clinic and giving patients access to novel therateutic approaches. Therefore, I am all the more pleased to be able to offer another highly innovative treatment option to patients suffering from brain tumors, which will further complement our neurosurgical spectrum,” ,” said Prof. Dr. med. habil. Jan-Peter Warnke, Senior Consultant in the Neurosurgical Clinic at the Paracelsus Clinik in Zwickau.

 MagForce CEO Dr. Ben Lipps commented on the new partnership: „We are very pleased that with the Paracelsus Clinic in Zwickau another hospital in Germany will soon offer our NanoTherm therapy. The Department of Neurosurgery in Zwickau under the direction of Prof. Jan-Peter Warnke is internationally recognized for its excellence in this field and we look forward to working with their entire team. At the same time, the cooperation with Paracelsus in Zwickau covers a geographically important region in Germany and is therefore another important step in our European rollout strategy.“

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Münster, Germany – Brain Tumor Patient Information Event @ University Hospital Münster

When: Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 10am – 3pm
Where: Bakenhof, Roxeler Straße 376, 48161 Münster
For further information (German only), please visit: https://www.ukm.de/index.php?id=hirntumorzentrum-aktuell

The University Hospital Münster’s (UKM) was the second medical center in Germany to become a NanoTherm® treatment center, following the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. Stummer, Director of the Neurosurgery Department at the University Hospital Münster and Chair of the UKM Brain Tumor Centre, together with his team, has been treating brain tumor patients with MagForce's NanoTherm® therapy since early 2015.

This year, MagForce is once again an official sponsor of the UKM 2019 event for brain cancer patients and their relatives held on the occasion of the World Brain Tumor Day.
Under this year’s motto: “Always on the go: striving towards personal goals“ (“Sportlich unterwegs! Den persönlichen Zielen entgegen“), the event aims to provide important information for patients to manage their disease and keep active.

MagForce will be available for questions regarding its NanoTherm® therapy for the treatment of brain tumors and will be represented by an informational booth at the venue.

Contact

For more information, please contact our Patient Services under T: +49 30 - 30 83 80 - 73 (free call within Germany: 0800 - 66 46 46 1) or ask your physician. You can also write us at

NanoTherm®, NanoPlan®, and NanoActivator® are components of the therapy and have received EU-wide certification (CE mark) as medical devices for the treatment of brain tumors. NanoTherm® therapy is currently available to national and foreign patients in dedicated hospitals in Germany.