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A revolutionary, cost effective, ultra-compact proton therapy system for cancer treatment

Project description

Advances in proton therapy for cancer treatment

Proton therapy is the most efficient form of radiation therapy where high-energy protons destroy cancer cells. It could be used as the primary treatment or in combination with surgery, chemotherapy or immunotherapy. Proton therapy is an important option especially in cases where tumours cannot be removed completely by surgery. However, this treatment option is limited by the size and expense of the systems. Currently only 66 operational proton therapy facilities exist in the world covering about 5 % of the demand. EU funding will support the industrial development of an ultra-compact high-performance proton therapy system. This involves optimisation of the laser proton accelerator and clinical validation of the laser proton performance to deliver a highly cost-effective device.

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Net EU contribution
€ 2 349 306,75
4/5 Hi-tech Park, Givat Ram
9139000 Jerusalem

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 006 845,75