In the recent round of funding, The Dutch Cancer Society subsidized proton therapy research in The Netherlands with the amount of €4.5 mln, allocated to two research projects. The first project, led by Prof. Sytze Brandenburg from the KVI- Centre for Advanced Radiation Technology in Groningen, received €2.8 mln for development and implementation of technology for image-guided proton therapy in pre-clinical studies. The second collaborative project, led by Prof. Rob Coppes from UMCG, aims at studying the effects of proton irradiation on various biological processes of the human body in order to improve the existing and develop novel forms of proton therapy. The project primarily focuses on the tumors of the brain, head and neck because patients with these types of tumors can likely benefit most from the targeted nature of proton therapy.
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