Medical Applications

The miniature accelerator: dream or reality?

To look into the atomic and subatomic structure of materials and cells, future industry will need ever-smaller accelerators.

Issue 41
26 September, 2022

A technology initiative launched at CERN to address the lack of radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries is preparing for its first linear-accelerator prototype, write Deepa Angal-Kalinin, Graeme Burt and Manjit Dosanjh 

European projects join forces to investigate the next generation of ion therapy magnets

Two European projects, HITRIplus and I.FAST, have obtained funding to work on different aspects of superconducting magnets for medical accelerators

Issue 39
04 March, 2022

Master Class captivates the next generation of scientists

CERN, DKFZ Heidelberg and GSI Darmstadt engage the next generation of scientists through a hands-on experience on particle therapy.

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11 July, 2019

A report from the Heavy Ion Therapy Masterclass School

The Heavy Ion Masterclass (HITM) school that took place from the 17-21 of May 2021. This full-week course was the first event of the EU co-funded HITRIplus project (Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration).

Issue 37
23 July, 2021

CLEAR study paves the way for novel electron-based cancer therapy

The study, conducted at CERN’s CLEAR test facility, demonstrates how very high-energy electron beams can be focused onto deep-seated cancerous tumours

Issue 37
24 June, 2021

European projects boost CERN’s medical applications

CERN's Next Ion Medical Machine Study (NIMMS) and MEDICIS facility work towards next- generation medical treatments.

Issue 36
26 January, 2021

Synchrotrons on the frontline

Tessa Charles describes the impressive progress being made by synchrotron X-ray facilities to solve the structure of SARS-CoV-2 — a first step towards the development of drugs and vaccines.

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26 March, 2020