MESTRE. Asl 12 and private operators reached an agreement for the construction of a proton therapy centre for cancer treatment in Zelarino on a project financing basis.
It will cost 159 million euros.
Works are expected to start within a year, and will take about 4 years to complete.
With 1,400 patients, said Antonio Padoan, General Director of Asl 12, the company should already break even, but the aim is to treat 4,000 patients in one year.
One cycle of proton therapy costs about 23,000 euros, less than half the cost of chemo.
(29-07-2011 – la Nuova Venezia)
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