Proton therapy is an innovative form of radiation therapy in which healthy tissue in the vicinity of tumors receives a lower radiation and remains more intact. At the UMCG, we conduct research on this technique and since 2018 we offer treatment to patients. By using this technique and evaluating results, we hope to reduce unintended adverse side effects in normal tissue and improve quality of life.
We are part of an existensive international collaboration to further develop and automate treatment methods. Within this project, we and our European partners will set up a training network for a new generation of proton therapy researchers.