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Research Training in 3D Digital Imaging for Cancer Radiation Therapy

Objective

The vision on a future high-precision radiation therapy utilizing either particle or photon beams is a treatment on a technological level which allows for: (1) obtaining information on relevant tumour parameters (volume, position, topology, density - also of the surrounding tissue) during every moment of therapeutic irradiation; (2) adapting the treatment plan in real time; and (3) initiating the appropriate control of the irradiation device to compensate for any deviations from the original treatment plan that compromise a tumour conformal dose delivery.
The European training network in digital medical imaging for radiotherapy (ENTERVISION) will be established in response to the critical need for reinforcing research in online 3D digital imaging and the training of professionals in order to deliver some of the key elements and building blocks for realizing the vision for early detection and more precise treatment of tumours.
This is an interdisciplinary (physics, medicine, electronics, informatics, radiobiology, engineering) multinational initiative, which has the primary goal of training researchers who will help technical developments at a pan-European level, for the benefit of all of Europe.
ENTERVISION brings together ten academic institutes and research centres of excellence and the two leading European companies in particle therapy, IBA and Siemens. All partners are known worldwide in the diverse but complementary fields associated with technological development for improving health. Thus the network covers a unique set of competencies, expertise, infrastructures and training possibilities. The network will train 12 ESR and 4 ER during a 48 month period.
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-2010-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
€ 735 666
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)

Participants (11)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 230 298
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Magnetto (Dr.)
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 343 116
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johannes Heilmann (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 718
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 257 211
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angela Campanale (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 561 223
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 478 840
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Henning (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE PER ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA - TERA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 257 248
Address
Via Puccini 11
28100 Novara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Emanuela Rodini (Ms.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claus Peter Hoeppner (Mr.)
ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 239 201
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 Prieels (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 265 803
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 560
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)