Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group

An organisation for those interested in proton, light ion and heavy charged particle radiotherapy

Funded Projects (update July 2019):

  • Project Title:
    End-to-end testing for dosimetry audit at light ion beam therapy facilities
    (part of IPACS collaboration)


    Principal Investigator :

    Prof. Markus Stock, PhD
    (scientific coordinator at MedAustron, Austria)


    Participating Institutions:

    EBG MedAustron GmbH, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

    PTC, Prague, Czech Republic

    IFJ-COI, Krakow, Poland

    Skandion Clinic, Uppsala, Sweden
    Proton Therapy Center, Trento, Italy

  • Project Title:
    Heavy ion minibeam radiation therapy: dosimetry and a first proof of concept

    Principal Investigator (Spokesperson):

    Yolanda Prezado, PhD
    (scientific coordinator at IMNC, France)


    Participating Institutions:

    QST, National Institute of Radiological Science, Chiba , Japan

    Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germnany

    IMNC, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

    ALBA synchrotron, Cells, Spain

    Orsay, Proton Therapy Center, Institute Curie, France

  • Project Title:
    Proof of Concept Evaluation of Helium Imaging for Range Uncertainty Reduction in Particle Therapy

    Principal Investigators:

    Prof. Reinhard Schulte, Prof. Joao Seco


    Participating Institutions:

    DKFZ, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

    U.S. pCT collaboration (Loma Linda University, University of California Santa Cruz, CA. and Baylor University, USA