PARTNER, the Particle Training Network for European Radiotherapy, was launched in 2008 with the support of the European Commission. Its scope was to train young researchers in hadron therapy and, in doing so, aid the battle against cancer. Last week, a meeting in Pavia (Italy) celebrated the end of the project and its numerous accomplishments.
Medical doctors, biologists and physicists do not often have the opportunity to discuss common and future strategies for health care. The ICTR-PHE 2012 Conference provided a much-needed venue to present the state of the art of the research in various domains and identify the best way forward.