Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Biological, Physical and Clinical Aspects

The course provides an overview of (1) radiobiological and physical principles of radiation oncology (2) technical innovation in precision radiotherapy (3) the route of the radiotherapy patient – via diagnosis, imaging and treatment planning – to therapy.

Topics that will be addressed: effects of irradiation on the DNA and cellular level; radiation response of tumours and normal tissues; physics of modern conformal radiotherapy; imaging; treatment planning; fractionation and hypofractionation; particle irradiation; image-guided radiotherapy; brachytherapy; radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy, targeted agents, hyperthermia and immunotherapy; treatment of breast cancer, lung cancer, gynaecological and head & neck tumours; quality of life and late effects. New and exciting developments in radiation oncology will be addressed.

The course encompasses three practical trainings: (1) the radiobiology laboratory (2) computer-based target volume delineation (3) patient treatment simulation on a linear accelerator. In addition, three PhD students will be invited to give an overview about their research project.

Date and time:
Target audience


Registration deadline

March 25 – 29 2019,  9:00 – 17:00h
OOA PhD students, researchers and trainees in oncology with biological, clinical or physics background, having particular interest in the principles and therapeutic effects of radiation.
Peter Sminia, Jan-Jakob Sonke, Lukas Stalpers

Free of charge (coffee/tea and drinks on friday included)
Registration is closed