The Global Challenge Network+ in Advanced Radiotherapy aims to build a multidisciplinary community by bringing together cancer clinicians, clinical scientists and researchers with researchers from the STFC community, in areas as diverse as particle and astrophysics, nuclear science, accelerator science, imaging, computational science and detectors.

The Network is aimed at creating a new environment for radiotherapy research and will develop a pipeline, which directly translates into patient benefit and quality of life. Working closely with the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Group (CTRad) and PPRIG (Proton Physics Research and Implementation Group) the Network + will contribute to a coordinated national plan and roadmap for advanced radiotherapy research across the UK.




Upcoming Events


The Global Challenge Network+ in Advanced Radiotherapy Impact Sandpit: ‘Dragons Den Style’.

Date: 6th – 7th June 2019

Location: The Midland Hotel, Manchester

With the aim of taking research from the Network out of the laboratory and into development/up the technology readiness levels (TRL), an IMPACT Sandpit will be held. 

Do you have an innovative advanced radiotherapy idea that is ready to advance up the TRL level? Join our Sandpit event.

The event:

  • Rehearse your pitch in front of peers
  • Receive feedback to further develop proposal
  • Present idea to our expert panel of ‘Dragons’
  • Between £5000-£15000 available for successful projects!
  • Talks from invited speakers.


For an application form or further details, please contact Helena Kondryn (