Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy International Conference at CNA

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Venue: Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Seville, Spain

Address: Thomas Alva Edison 7, 41092

Date: 4 - 6 de September 2019

About project: 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 this European Training Network. The project joins universities, research centers and ion beam treatment 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.







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