The radiation oncology department is located at Gasthuisberg, the main location of UZ Leuven. It is now officially imbedded in the Leuven Cancer Institute and plays a pivotal role in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration in research. Hence, advances in basic science can easily be translated into innovative approaches in clinical practice. Our department is equipped with a ProteusOne system for proton therapy, five linear accelerators, a HDR afterloader and two CT simulators.
UZ Leuven – Radiation Oncology
Research and clinical axes & activities
- Implementation of functional imaging (FDG PET/CT, DCE MRI, DW-MRI) and adaptive radiotherapy in head and neck
- prostate and rectal cancer
- SBRT for oligometastatic disease
- SFRT for brain metastases
- Ultrahypofractionation with simultaneaously integrated boost in prostate cancer
- Protontherapy in esophageal cancer (PROTECT)
• Identification of predictive and prognostic biomarkers in patients with head and neck, prostate, lung and rectal cancer.
• Establishment of biobanks for scientific research: collection of tissue, blood, saliva and urine of patients with head and neck, prostate, lung and rectal cancer included in clinical studies