Ph.D. student position in the field of innovative radiotherapy techniques, in particular Grid and minibeam radiation therapy

Position: Ph.D. student position in the field of innovative radiotherapy techniques, in particular Grid and minibeam radiation therapy

Institution: Laboratory Imagerie et Modélisation pour la Neurobiologie et la Cancérologie (IMNC), Centre National de la Rercherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Location: Orsay (France)

Application closes at: Jun 15th, 2019 23:59

URL: http://bit.ly/2uUdH9w

 

At the Laboratory Imagerie et Modélisation pour la Neurobiologie et la Cancérologie (IMNC), Centre National de la Rercherche Scientifique (CNRS), Campus d'Orsay (France),

A Ph.D. student position will be available from October 2019 in the field of innovative radiotherapy techniques, in particular Grid and minibeam radiation therapy.

Radiotherapy (RT) is one of the most frequently used methods for cancer treatment (above 50% of patients will receive RT). Despite remarkable advancements, the dose tolerances of normal tissues continue to be the main limitation in RT. Finding novel approaches that allow increasing normal tissue resistance is of utmost importance. This would make it possible to escalate tumour dose, resulting in an improvement in cure rate. With this aim, we propose a new approach, called proton minibeam radiation therapy (PROTONMBRT), which has already been shown to drastically reduce neurotoxicity while providing an equivalent or superior tumor (glioma) control than standard RT in small animal experiments.

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