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Research & Innovation News

USA plans first carbon ion therapy centre

Researchers in Colorado have launched a feasibility study into building the USA's first carbon ion therapy facility.

Imaging scheme tracks tumour oxygenation

Cerenkov excited phosphorescence oxygen imaging could be used to monitor tumour oxygenation during radiation therapy.

SABR makes pancreatic resection an option

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy could make surgery feasible for more pancreatic cancer patients.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiation therapy, optical imaging and more.


Linac-MRI records first human images

Cross Cancer Institute achieves world's first MR imaging of a human subject using a clinical linac-MRI.

We should strive to apply physics to the biology itself

The field of medical physics should incorporate biophysics into radiotherapy research, says University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael Kissick.

PARTNER: a network for life

PARTNER – an innovative project to train young scientists in aspects of hadron therapy – proved a great success.

Safety in radiotherapy: help or hindrance?

Is the strong focus on radiation protection and safety delaying the introduction of new radiotherapy technologies?