Postdoctoral position in the field of innovative radiotherapy techniques, in particular Grid and minibeam radiation therapy

Position: Postdoctoral 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: Jul 1st, 2019 23:59

URL: http://bit.ly/2OY39jb

Postdoctoral position

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 postdoctoral 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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