Clinical trials using carbon ions begin at CNAO

By CNAO. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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On November 13th, for the first time at the Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica [CNAO], a hadrontherapy centre in Italy, a beam of carbon ions was used to treat a cancer patient. The patient, affected by a salivary gland carcinoma, successfully completed the therapy last week, and three new patients are now enrolled in the framework of clinical trials approved by the Italian Health Ministry.

The CNAO is a clinical facility created and financed by the Italian Ministry of Health and conceived to supply…

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ENLIGHT publishes tenth anniversary Highlights

By Ian Randall. Published on 26 September 2012 in:
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The European Network for Light ion Hadron Therapy [ENLIGHT] has published a tenth anniversary newsletter. The anniversary publication – entitled Highlights – details the progress of the various European Union funded hadron therapy projects which have been launched under the ENLIGHT program.

Launched in 2002, ENLIGHT aims to coordinate European efforts in hadron therapy. It is made up of a partnership of over 300 participants from across 20 different countries, from such diverse backgrounds as…

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