2012 Activity Report of the Regional Research Programme on Hadrontherapy for the ETOILE Center

G. Alphonse 1 D. Ardail 1 E. Armandy 1 M. Bajard 2 J. Balosso 3 M.-H. Baron 4 P. Battiston-Montagne 1 G. Bertrand 1 M. Beuve 2 Marie-Claude Biston 5 G. Blanchard 6 O. Bouhadiba 6 B. Boutin 6 B. Cajavec-Bernard 7 F. Chandez 6 M.-A. Chanrion 2 L. Chollier 2 J. Constanzo 2 M. Cunha 2 Djamel Dabli 6 M. Dahoumane 2 D. Dauvergne 2 M. De Rydt 2 G. Dedes 2, 8 S. Deng 2 F. Ducimetière 5 M. Fallavier 2 Y. Fayet 9 S. Ferrandon 1 P. Force 6 N. Freud 8 C. Gagnon 1 C. Ganne 10 M. Gautier 6 M. Gilormini 1 T. Glatard 8 Y. Hu 11 C. Insa 6 F. Jaillet 12 Baptiste Joly 6 J. Krimmer 2 H. Ladjal 12 D. Lambert 6 Loïc Lestand 6 J.M. Letang 8 J.-L. Ley 2, 8 N. Magné 1 C. Malesys 1 F. Martin 6 H. Mathez 2 V. Maxim 8 C. Moncharmont 1 Gerard Montarou 6 J.-M. Moreau 12, * L. Pequegnot 2 S. Patin 13 N. Pauna 6 M. Pinto 2 P. Pommier 5 D. Poncet 1 S. Pop-Camarasu 8 R. Prost 8 C. Ray 2 Isabelle Ray-Coquard 5 V. Reithinger 2 J. Remillieux 2 S. Ribba 14 M.-H. Richard 2, 8 S. Rit 8 C. Rodriguez-Lafrasse 1 F. Roellinghoff 8, 2 L. Royer 6 D. Sarrut 8 B. Shariat 12 E. Testa 2 P.-E. Vert 6 L. Vial 15 G. Vogin 7 F. Zara 12 Y. Zoccarato 2
Abstract : 2012 is the penultimate year of financial support by the CPER 2007-2013 for ETOILE's research program, sustained by the PRRH at the University Claude Bernard. As with each edition we make the annual review of the research in this group, so active for over 12 years now. Over the difficulties in the decision-making process for the implementation of the ETOILE Center, towards which all our efforts are focussed, some "themes" (work packages) were strengthened, others have progressed, or have been dropped. This is the case of the eighth theme (technological developments), centered around the technology for rotative beam distribution heads (gantries) and, after being synchronized with the developments of ULICE's WP6, remained so by ceasing its activities, coinciding also with the retirement of its historic leader at IPNL, Marcel Bajard. Topic number 5 ("In silico simulations") has suffered the departure of its leader, Benjamin Ribba, although the work has still been provided by Branka Bernard, a former postdoctoral fellow in Lyon Sud, and now back home in Croatia, still in contract with UCBL for the ULICE project. Aside from these two issues (and the fact that the theme "Medico-economical simulations" is now directly linked to the first one ("Medical Project"), the rest of the teams are growing, as evidenced by the publication statistics at the beginning of this report. This is obviously due to the financial support of our always faithful regional institutions, but also to the synergy that the previous years, the European projects, the arrival of the PRIMES LabEx, and the national France Hadron infrastructure have managed to impulse. The Rhone-Alpes hadron team, which naturally includes the researchers of LPC at Clermont, should also see its influence result in a strong presence in France Hadron's regional node, which is being organized. The future of this regional research is not yet fully guaranteed, especially in the still uncertain context of ETOILE, but the tracks are beginning to emerge to allow past and present efforts translate into a long future that we all want to see established. Each of the researchers in PRRH is aware that 2013 will be (and already is) the year of great challenge : for ETOILE, for the PRRH, for hadron therapy in France, for French hadrontherapy in Europe (after the opening and beginning of treatments in the German [HIT Heidelberg, Marburg], Italian [CNAO, Pavia] and Austrian [MedAustron, Wien Neuerstadt]) centers. Let us meet again in early 2014 for a comprehensive review of the past and a perspective for the future ...
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G. Alphonse, D. Ardail, E. Armandy, M. Bajard, J. Balosso, et al.. 2012 Activity Report of the Regional Research Programme on Hadrontherapy for the ETOILE Center. 2013. <hal-00840163>

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