Cancer is the second biggest cause of death in developed countries, behind cardiovascular diseases. It is estimated that one in three people will develop a tumour within their lifetime, affecting 300,000 people a year in the UK alone. Cancer prevention and treatment, then, ranks as one of the most pressing challenges facing society, in the UK and beyond.
This provides a strong motivation for developing novel technologies which may lead to more effective or more widely availables forms of treatment.
A-SAIL aims to develop innovative techniques for accelerating ions in the perspective of their possible future use as a tool to fight cancer.
The project draws on the complementary, multidisciplinary expertise of leading scientists from five institutions across the UK.
A-SAIL is funded by the EPSRC