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    Advanced Oncotherapy: Democratising proton beam therapy

    08 July 2019

    Check out the interview granted by Moataz Karmalawy, President of US division and Chief Commercial Officer of Advanced Oncotherapy.


      FT: UK biotechs seek to speed up cancer detection

      07 June 2019

      Nicolas Serandour speaks to Sarah Neville about how LIGHT's streamlined design is going to help to bridge the gap between resources and demand, and “democratise” proton beam therapy, a treatment that can make a difference.


        The Times: Proton beams ‘better at treating brain tumours’.

        02 June 2019

        The news could scarcely have been better for Harry Muldowney, a 10-year-old Herefordshire schoolboy with a brain tumour. Last month he became one of the first NHS patients to begin a potentially life-saving course of proton beam therapy, a pioneering cancer treatment.


          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


            Accelerating Innovation through International Collaboration

            22 March 2019

            Prof Steve Myers, Executive Chair ADAM and former Director of Accelerators at CERN, was in Liverpool to talk about ‘Accelerating Innovation through International Collaboration’.


              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.


                                        "Huge leap in prostate cancer testing"

                                        01 January 2018

                                        BBC news


                                          "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.


                                              "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.


                                                Director Talks meets Hans Van Celsing

                                                10 April 2017

                                                Following his appointment at Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Hans von Celsing talks to DirectorsTalk about his past experience, the present and his thoughts on the future of the company.


                                                  "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.