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    Girl, 9, survives inoperable cancer after proton beam therapy

    20 March 2019

    The front page of the Times features the story of how Caroline, a 9-year-old British girl diagnosed with a rare inoperable cancer known as a rhabdomyosarcoma, has made a full recovery thanks to proton beam therapy. Also available on StoryTrender


      A Meyrin, on dessine la firme de demain

      09 February 2019

      [Article in French] Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Advanced Oncotherapy believes it has discovered a real vein: the development of a new system focused on proton therapy. This promising technology fights cancer.


        Positive Steps in Proton Therapy

        07 February 2019

        AVO's CEO Nicolas Serandour explains how the Company's LIGHT system for treating tumours will soon benefit patients in London and worldwide.


          AVO's linear proton accelerator LIGHT showcased on Japanese TV

          23 November 2018

          In October 2018, NHK World TV visited the ADAM bunker facility in Geneva and interviewed ADAM Chairman, Former CERN Director of Accelerators and Technology, Prof. Stephen Myers OBE.


            Healthcare Magazine meets Nicolas Serandour

            16 November 2018

            Advanced Oncotherapy is still testing its Linac Image Guided Hadron Therapy, but work is underway at its £10m Harley Street Site and the new proton beam is set to treat patients in 2020. CEO Nicolas Serandour tells Maria Davies why both he and the firm's backers are convinced by the power of LIGHT


              "Effect of radiation exposure in brain tumours on hormone deficiencies"

              21 August 2018

              This article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology provides strong support for the benefits of advanced radiation technologies such as proton therapy for the treatment of brain tumours, especially in younger patients.


                AVO’s CEO Nicolas Serandour: Proton therapy is going to become a reality for every cancer patient

                08 August 2018

                AVO’s CEO Nicolas Serandour explains how the LIGHT system will significantly decrease the costs of proton therapy and allow to treat more kinds of cancer. “Proton therapy is going to become a reality for every cancer patient” - says Serandour


                  "Proton therapy goes slimline-Manufacturers are reducing the size of proton-therapy systems to better compete with traditional radiotherapy"

                  01 August 2018

                  Physics World reports - Physics World reports on advances in proton therapy technology. Our LIGHT system is also discussed.


                    "LIGHT was discussed at the first International Symposium on the Next Generation of Hadron Therapy in Tsukuba, Japan"

                    09 July 2018

                    CERN Courier - "The first model of LIGHT, a linac-based hadron-therapy system that operates at [200 Hz] with an energy sweep, and which is going to be installed at Harley Street, London" was discussed at the first International Symposium on the Next Generation of Hadron Therapy in Tsukuba, Japan. See the article in the last edition of the CERN Courier.


                      "Proton beam radiotherapy: Advancing targeted cancer treatment so that it doen't affect non-cancerous cells"

                      01 July 2018

                      Dr. Nick Plowman - Our Chairman of the medical advisory board explains why proton therapy is superior to traditional radiotherapy techniques.


                        Beams of Life | Mega | in conversation with Stephen Myers

                        23 May 2018

                        Proton therapy is a new way of beating cancer, with fewer side effects than conventional radiation treatments, explains Stephen Myers a pioneering nuclear medicine scientist.


                          "Component beam results of a versatile and compact linear accelerator for proton therapy”

                          01 April 2018

                          G. De Michele, G. D'Auria, A. Degiovanni, J. Farr, M. Baelen, A. Jeff, M. Caldara, Y. Ivanisenko, S. Ballestrero, M. Esposito, R. Moser, H. Pavetits, F. Cabaleiro, P. Stabile, M. Giunta1, C. Mellace - the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO EP-2196) - This article discusses the advances in the development of LIGHT system for proton therapy.


                            "All About Proton Therapy"

                            01 February 2018

                            Carolyn Vachani (University of Pennsylvania) - OncoLink.com - This article compares various radiation oncology techniques.


                              "Therapeutic particles"

                              01 January 2018

                              Virginia Greco (CERN) - CERN Courier - The history of proton therapy.


                                "AVO is fortunate to have investor stalwarts at its back"

                                10 December 2017

                                Financial Times - Investors trust, that the LIGHT system is the future of proton therapy.


                                  "Three ways to make proton therapy affordable"

                                  01 September 2017

                                  Thomas Bortfeld & Jay Loeffler (Mass. Gen. Hospital, Harvard Medical School) - Nature - Shrinking the accelerators and treatment room machines as well as model-based reimbursement decisions and pan-national referrals should decrease the cost of proton therapy and the scope of cancers treated.


                                    "Huge leap in prostate cancer testing"

                                    01 January 2018

                                    BBC news


                                      "Impact of spot charge inaccuracies in IMPT treatments"

                                      01 August 2017

                                      A.C. Kraan, N. Depauw, B. Clasie, M. Giunta, T. Madden, Hanne M. Kooy - Medical Physics Volume 44, Issue 8 - Pencil-beam scanning in proton therapy is even more accurate than what would be medically necessary.


                                        "LIGHT: A Linear Accelerator For Proton Therapy"

                                        01 October 2016

                                        A. Degiovanni, P. Stabile, D. Ungaro (A.D.A.M. SA) - NAPAC2016, Chicago, IL, USA - A detailed presentation of our proton therapy system.


                                          "A(relatively) risky business: the link between prostatic radiotherapy and second malignancies"

                                          01 March 2016

                                          The BMJ - Radiotherapy increases the probability of secondary malignancies in prostate cancer patients. Another argument for a more wide-spread use of proton therapy?


                                            "Ashya King proton beam cancer therapy 'causes fewer side effects'"

                                            01 January 2016

                                            The Telegraph - Patient story about, how proton therapy is the better option in children's cancer.


                                              "Scientists put final pieces into place for seeing cancer with protons'"

                                              01 January 2016

                                              The Guardian - Proton beam are not only useful in radiation therapy, but also as an imagining technique.


                                                "Ashya King goes back to school full time'"

                                                01 January 2016

                                                The Guardian - Thanks to proton therapy treatment the little Ashya King recovered very fast.


                                                  "Proton radiation therapy shows ongoing advancements throughout past quarter century'"

                                                  01 July 2015

                                                  TMC news - A timeline of proton beam therapy development.


                                                    "The Physics of Proton Therapy"

                                                    01 March 2015

                                                    Wayne Newhauser & Rui Zhang - Physics in Medicine & Biology - Proton beam therapy explained by physicists.