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International NETwork for training and innovations in THErapeutic RADiation

Objective

Radiotherapy alone or in multimodality approaches is applied in 45-60% of all cancer patients, but despite technical innovations approximately only 50% are cured. Disease recurrence may be due to regrowth of the primary tumor or metastatic outgrowth. Intrinsic and acquired resistance of the tumor and adverse reactions in the co-irradiated surrounding normal tissues dampen a successful therapy outcome. Substantial improvements are now expected from biologically optimized, personalized radiotherapy. This network is built on the premises that integration of novel-emerging radiobiological and tumor-biological concepts into current standard-of-care will improve outcome of radiotherapy-treated cancer patients. As the field of radiobiology is small in individual countries, it is essential to cooperate on the European level to achieve a critical mass for innovation in research and training.
The partners in this network will stimulate outstanding science to understand the plasticity of an altered tumor metabolism and tumor microenvironment, including the immune system, prior to, and in response to radiotherapy, as well as related dose-limiting adverse effects in normal tissues. Research and development of novel combined treatment modalities in these areas will be performed in models as close as possible to the clinical situation to evaluate their potential to widen the therapeutic window beyond standard-of-care.
Students will benefit from outstanding expertise and collaborations within academia and industry integrating novel concepts into translational cancer and radiation research. This will guarantee high employability in various sectors of cancer research and precision medicine. The European community will benefit from the pursuit of innovative hypotheses, training of new researchers, and dissemination of knowledge. By combatting a major death-related disease in Europe, this project will raise health and bring long-term benefit to the European and international community.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Address

Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 562 553,28

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 512 640

INSTITUT CURIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 604,08

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 606 345,12

WESTDEUTSCHES PROTONENTHERAPIEZENTRUM ESSEN (WPE) GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 860245

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 026 324,24

  • EU contribution

    € 4 026 324,24

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland