9 May 2019

Frank Dankers (Radboudumc Department of Radiation Oncology) and Timo Deist (Maastricht University, the D-lab) were honored with the Varian award of 7500 Euro on 29 April during ESTRO 2019 (European Society for Radiation Oncology).

The research for which they received the prize concerns a study involving more than 20,000 patients with lung cancer, using the method of "distributed learning". With distributed learning, privacy sensitive data never leaves the hospital, but this data can be used to develop a predictive model. Recently, Frank completed his training as a clinical physicist. Later this year he will defend his dissertation entitled "Prediction modeling and distributed learning for radiotherapy outcomes in lung cancer patients" at our Radboud University.

Frank Dankers is member of theme Rare cancers.

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