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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.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom

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North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

AMSTERDAM SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Science Park 105
1098 XG Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE CENTRO NAZIONALE DI ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 535 979,02
Address
Strada Campeggi 53
27100 Pavia Pv

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUR SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt

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Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 236 640,00
Address
Chemin Du Cyclotron 3
1348 Ottignies Louvain La Neuve

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Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EBG MEDAUSTRON GMBH
Austria
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€ 255 934,08
Address
Marie Curie Strasse 5
2700 Wiener Neustadt

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Niederösterreich Niederösterreich-Süd
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 272 756,49
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
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€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Andalucía Sevilla
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VIALUX MESSTECHNIK + BILDVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 224 987,10
Address
Am Erlenwald 10
09128 Chemnitz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Chemnitz Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (10)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

Birkenhead

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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

The Christie
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

Manchester

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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD
Slovenia
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€ 0,00
Address
Gerbičeva Ulica 64
1000 Ljubljana

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

Glasgow

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Holdsworth Associates
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

Cambridge

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
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€ 0,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

INVENTYA LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
520 Birchwood Boulevard Birchwood
WA3 7QX Warrington

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North West (England) Cheshire Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UK Intellectual Property Office
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

Newport

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00