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UMCG treats first patients with proton therapy

29 January 2018

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) has announced that following a long development path it has started treating cancer patients with proton therapy: (https://www.umcg.nl/NL/UMCG/Nieuws/Persberichten/Paginas/UMCG-behandelt-eerste-patienten-met-protonentherapie.aspx).

KVI-CART has been actively involved in the development of the UMCG proton therapy facility. Already in 1984 proton therapy research was mentioned in the science motivation for the AGOR cyclotron project. UMCG en KVI-CART have a close collaboration in medical physics and radiobiology research aiming at the further development of proton therapy. The AGOR accelerator facility (https://www.rug.nl/kvi-cart/research/facilities/agor/) at KVI-CART offers unique possibilities for this research as experiments can be performed with protons as well as with other relevant ions such as helium and carbon. Currently plans are being developed for a state-of-the-art irradiation facility that will offer unique opportunities for radiobiology research.

Experimental setup for radiobiology experiments at KVI-CART
Experimental setup for radiobiology experiments at KVI-CART
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