About the GPTC
The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) is working on the construction of a proton facility, the UMC Groningen Proton Therapy Centre (GPTC for short).
On 2 December 2013, the Dutch minister for Health, Welfare, and Sports granted the UMCG the authorisation to construct the GPTC.
The first patients are expected to be able to receive treatment at the GPTC as of the end of 2017.
The GPTC will be constructed on UMCG grounds. This will allow patient care for this facility to be fully integrated within the multidisciplinary care programmes of the UMC Groningen Comprehensive Cancer Centre.