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Particle Training Network for European Radiotherapy

Objective

A Particle Training Network for European Radiotherapy (PARTNER) will be established in response to the critical need for reinforcing research in ion therapy and the training of professionals in the rapidly emerging field of hadron therapy. This is an interdisciplinary, multinational initiative, which has the primary goal of training researchers who will help to improve the overall efficiency of ion therapy in cancer treatment, and promote clinical, biological and technical developments at a pan-European level, for the benefit of all European inhabitants. This need has particular urgency since two particle therapy facilities will soon become operational in Heidelberg (HIT, Germany) in early 2008, and in Pavia (CNAO, Italy) later in 2008. These are the first dual particle therapy centres to be built in Europe but others have been recently approved in Austria, France, and Germany, and there are longer-term plans for advanced accelerator systems in Spain and UK. PARTNER brings together ten academic institutes and research centres of excellence, the two leading European companies in particle therapy, IBA and Siemens, and a recently established SME enterprise specialised in the area of radiation treatment planning solutions. All partners are known world-wide in the diverse but complementary fields associated with particle therapy: clinical, radiobiological and technological. Thus the network covers a unique set of competencies, expertise, infrastructures and training possibilities. The ultimate goal of hadron therapy is to deliver more effective treatment to the cancer patient. Potentially hadron therapy can have a very major impact on health of citizens. The context of a new technique and a dynamic research program in an area of great societal demand offers outstanding training opportunities for future careers of the young researchers.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 109 768,37
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)

Participants (9)

FONDAZIONE CENTRO NAZIONALE DI ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 872 083,56
Address
Strada Campeggi 53
27100 Pavia Pv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonella Bertola (Ms.)
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 772,48
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johannes Heilmann (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 560 105,81
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 693 904,84
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tina Dalianis (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 481 473,55
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Angulatta (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE PER ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA - TERA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 420 760,65
Address
Via Puccini 11
28100 Novara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Di Rosa (Dr.)
ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 409 247,31
Address
Chemin Du Cyclotron 3
1348 Ottignies Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Bertrand (Dr.)
EBG (Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft) MedAustron GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 219 657,73
Address
Marie Curie-strasse 5
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Schima (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 413 675,70
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Fritsch (Mr.)