UZ Brussel-VUB receive €2.5m for research into pioneering cancer treatment technique

UZ Brussel-VUB receive €2.5m for research into pioneering cancer treatment technique

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UZ Brussel have been awarded a €2.5 million grant to further research FLASH radiation. This new technique means that a cancer patient needs to be treated with radiation only once, instead of dozens of time. The research will first be offered to people with skin cancer, rectal cancer and sarcomas. VUB’s Research Centre for Digital Medicine and the Radiotherapy department at UZ Brussel, led by Prof Mark De Ridder and Prof Thierry Gevaert, have received the prestigious grant for large-scale research infrastructure from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). It will enable the Radiotherapy department to offer the new treatment in Belgium within a year.

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New VUB chair researches circular economy in Flemish seaports 

New VUB chair researches circular economy in Flemish seaports 

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Summers warm up faster than winters, fossil shells from Antwerp show

Summers warm up faster than winters, fossil shells from Antwerp show

In a warmer climate, summers warm much faster than winters. That is the conclusion of research into fossil shells by earth scientist Niels de Winter. With this knowledge we can better map the consequences of current global warming in the North Sea area.

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VUB research saves lives on the road through innovative blind spot sensors

VUB research saves lives on the road through innovative blind spot sensors

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Knowledge Centre Data & Society launches AI voting guide 

Knowledge Centre Data & Society launches AI voting guide 

10th edition of Difference Day at Bozar focuses on independent reporting in times of war, intimidation and polarisation

10th edition of Difference Day at Bozar focuses on independent reporting in times of war, intimidation and polarisation

VUB-ULB Honorary Title for Freedom of Expression awarded to Israeli-Palestinian news platform +972 Magazine and Polish film director Agnieszka Holland

VUB promotes critical thinking in secondary education

VUB promotes critical thinking in secondary education

VUB rector Jan Danckaert addresses pupils at Jan van Ruusbroeck college in Brussels

VUB researcher reveals secrets of cave from the Early Upper Palaeolithic, when Neanderthals and the first Homo sapiens co-existed

VUB researcher reveals secrets of cave from the Early Upper Palaeolithic, when Neanderthals and the first Homo sapiens co-existed

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Group antenatal care still too little known, despite proven benefits

Group antenatal care still too little known, despite proven benefits

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With the first Solvay Conference for Biology, the International Solvay Institutes are continuing a major and important scientific tradition

With the first Solvay Conference for Biology, the International Solvay Institutes are continuing a major and important scientific tradition

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