Program Information
· Program

Establishment of Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator

· Directorate

Directorate for National Strategic R&D Programs

· Program objective
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Improve the survival rate of patients with intractable cancer that is hard to treat with existing radiation therapy (X-ray and proton) by building a baryon treatment machine

· Program details
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Research areas: Support the building of medical baryon treatment system

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Eligibility: Seoul National University Hospital (tentative)

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Summary: Research expenses (100% contribution)

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Support details

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    Introduce medical baryon accelerator

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    Install a baryon treatment system

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    Construction of a baryon treatment center (Gijang, Busan)

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Period: 14 years (9+5 years)

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Funding: Total KRW 260,660 million/project (USD 236,964 thousand)

· Contact
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KIM, Young Jin, Nuclear Fusion & Radiation Technology, proyjkim@nrf.re.kr

· Project process
Agreement
Apr. 2019
Commencement of research
May 2019
Annual inspection
Mar. 2020