CNAO (project coordinator)
Oncological hadrontherapy center
Hadrontherapy is an advanced form of radiotherapy which, instead of using X-rays, uses protons and carbon ions. These particles are heavier and have more energy than electrons, making them even more effective in treating some cancers. Hadrontherapy is particularly suitable for the treatment of radioresistant tumors, those tumors that do not respond to traditional radiotherapy with X-rays or for inoperable tumors.
Among the other advantages of this therapy, which we remember to be recognized as a treatment available by the National Health System from 1 January 2014, the most important are:
- the possibility of treating tumors in particularly difficult location;
- the ability to act on the area to be treated with extreme precision, while preserving healty tissues.
In addition to dealing with hadrotherapy treatments, CNAO is also a Research and Development Center whose activities range from clinical research to radiobiological research, to translational research with the aim of providing continuous improvement in the fight against cancer.
Strada Campeggi 53, 27100 - Pavia
Tel: (+39) 0382.0781