Mission of the PTCOG Society
The Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG), founded in 1985, is a non-profit worldwide organization of scientists and professionals interested in proton, light ion and heavy charged particle radiotherapy.
The mission of PTCOG is to promote science, technology and practical clinical application of particle therapy, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment of cancer to the highest possible standards in radiation therapy.
To serve and accomplish its objectives, PTCOG encourages improved and continuing education and promotes global activities in the field of particle radiation therapy. It supports the organization of dedicated international conferences, including scientific meetings and educational sessions.
The Statutes of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group have been adopted in May 2007. An updated version of the Statutes was elaborated in 2015 and 2016 by Members of PTCOG and the Executive Committee and approved in the Steering Committee Meeting at the PTCOG 55 Conference, May 25, 2016, in Prague. The new version of the Statutes can be downloaded here).