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Symposium on 15 September – 30th anniversary of the TERA foundation

Join the audience in the CERN Council Chamber, or virtually, for a full-day symposium celebrating 30 years of hadron therapy research at the TERA (TErapia con Radiazioni Adroniche, or “Therapy with Hadronic Radiation”) foundation on 15 September  – registration is open in the Indico event.

Since its founding in 1992 by Ugo Amaldi (CERN), Elio Borgonovi (Bocconi University), Giampiero Tosi (Niguarda Hospital) and Gaudenzio Vanolo (Secretary-General of the TERA foundation) – joined a few years later by Roberto Orecchia (Scientific Director of the European Institute of Oncology, Milan) – the foundation has been active in research and development in hadron therapy, a technique aimed at treating solid tumours with beams of hadrons, in particular protons and carbon ions. With strong links to CERN (most activities have been performed in collaboration with CERN physicists and engineers), the foundation has given rise to successful offspring, including the ion therapy centre CNAO in Pavia, which, to date, has treated more than 3000 patients.

Throughout the day, the technical directors of the TERA foundation will walk attendees through thirty years of TERA history. In the afternoon, four keynote speakers will present a review of the status of the field.  

For more information and to register, visit the Indico event