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CiMUS Update

New Approaches in Radiation Therapy

Yolanda Prezado

Group leader, New approaches in Radiotherapy Group, CiMUS

12 March 2024 13:00–14:00

Theatre Room, CiMUS


Radiation therapy (RT) is one of the most effective and widely used cancer treatments. This lecture will focus on the winds of change currently driving RT, and making it evolve from a technological to a biology-driven discipline. This is one of the most important moments of flowering in the field since the 1960s. This, along with the 10 new Spanish proton therapy centres, opens a wide range of research possibilities.


Since February 2024, distinguished researcher Oportunius, CiMUS.  ERC consolidator grantee. Previously, senior group leader at Institut Curie (translational radiobiology), research director at CNRS and board-certified clinical medical physicist.  Since 2011, a permanent scientist at the CNRS. Team leader since 2013. Prize M and Mime Peyre of the French Academy of Science (2021) for her work in proton therapy. 

She has acted as the Chair of the scientific committee of the European Federation of Medical Physicist (integrating more than 8000 physicists in Europe), vice-chair of the international biophysics’ collaboration, chair of numerous working groups and committees. She is regularly invited to evaluation panels such as FWO or HCERES (French organism evaluating the activity of the labs)  and as member of the scientific committee of the main congresses in her domain. She is frequently requested as an evaluator in prestigious calls, such as ERC, H2020 and others.  She was chosen as the president of the 2024 European Congress of Medical Physics. 
She has directed 9 PhD theses and supervised the work of more than 10 postdocs. She has attracted more than 5 million Euros in the last 5 years. She has several collaborations with the main companies in the radiotherapy sector and several industrial grants. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, most of them as first or last author, and 12 invited review papers in prestigious journals of her domain. She is internationally recognized as a world leader in innovative radiotherapy techniques. She has participated in numerous conferences (> 100), many as an invited keynote and plenary speaker (>50).

This is an internal seminar, that will be chaired by Scientific Director Mabel Loza or José Luis Labandeira.

Attendance certificates will be provided upon request to cimus.xestion [at] (cimus[dot]xestion[at]usc[dot]es). Please bear in mind to register by writing clearly the name and surname on the printed sheet. We will not be responsible for amending the records of anyone who fails to do so.