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Optimization of Medical Accelerators

Objective

Cancer is a major social problem, and it is the main cause of death between the ages 45-65 years. In the treatment of cancer, radio therapy (RT) plays an essential role. RT with hadrons (protons and light ions), due to their unique physical and radiobiological properties, offers several advantages over photons for specific cancer types. In particular, they penetrate the patient with minimal diffusion, they deposit maximum energy at the end of their range, and they can be shaped as narrow focused and scanned pencil beams of variable penetration depth. Although significant progress has been made in the use of particle beams for cancer treatment, an extensive research and development program is still needed to maximize the healthcare benefits from these therapies.
The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) is the aim of the here-proposed European Training Network, in line with the requirements of the EC’s Medical Exposure Directive. OMA joins universities, research centers and clinical facilities with industry partners to address the challenges in treatment facility design and optimization, numerical simulations for the development of advanced treatment schemes, and in beam imaging and treatment monitoring.
The proposed R&D program ranges from life sciences (oncology, cell and micro biology and medical imaging.), physics and accelerator sciences, mathematics and IT, to engineering. It is hence ideally suited for an innovative training of early stage researchers. By closely linking all above research areas, OMA will provide an interdisciplinary education to its Fellows. This will equip them with solid knowledge also in research areas adjacent to their core research field, as well as with business competences and hence give them a perfect basis for a career in research.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /natural sciences/mathematics
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles/photons

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88

Participants (13)

AMSTERDAM SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Science Park 105
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE CENTRO NAZIONALE DI ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 535 979,02
Address
Strada Campeggi 53
27100 Pavia Pv
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt
Activity type
Other
ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 236 640
Address
Chemin Du Cyclotron 3
1348 Ottignies Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EBG (Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft) MedAustron GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Marie Curie-strasse 5
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 756,49
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIALUX MESSTECHNIK + BILDVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 987,10
Address
Am Erlenwald 10
09128 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (10)

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
United Kingdom
Address

Birkenhead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
The Christie
United Kingdom
Address

Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD
Slovenia
Address
Gerbičeva Ulica 64
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address

Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Holdsworth Associates
United Kingdom
Address

Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
INVENTYA LTD
United Kingdom
Address
520 Birchwood Boulevard Birchwood
WA3 7QX Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
UK Intellectual Property Office
United Kingdom
Address

Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments