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The ARCHADE association, Advanced Resource Center for HADrontherapy in Europe, is working for the development of research and gathered the CRLCC François Baclesse, the CHU-Caen, ENSICAEN, the University of Caen and NUCLEOPOLIS. The association is chaired by Khaled Meflah, director of the Centre François Baclesse (CFB), Caen. Project management is ensured Philippe LAGALLE and scientific management by Professor Jean-Louis Habrand, head of the CFB radiotherapy department.

ARCHADE aims to create a European Centre for Research and Development in Hadrontherapy, dedicated to basic and applied research but also to conduct a collaborative research program to develop and validate a cyclotron prototype. This is a particle accelerator that will deliver the beams of protons and carbon ions for therapeutic use. With an original design, it will be a major technological breakthrough. Finally, ARCHADE develops an industrial sector around the manufacture and use of the ion-accelerator model for medical purposes.

On 3 December 2014 ARCHADE received permission to build a proton therapy center in the GANIL complex . This health center using proton will open its doors to patients in 2018.

Contact: Jean-Louis Habrand


logoGANILThe Large National Heavy Ion Accelerator (GANIL) works since 1983 around a particle accelerator consisting of a pair of cyclotrons in series. GANIL is one of the largest laboratories in the world for research with ion beams. This great equipment at the service of the international research is a major partner of the France HADRON project. GANIL is the only structure in France able to deliver high-energy carbon ion beams. It is a tool of choice to study radiobiology and develop specific detectors dedicated to carbon-ions treatment.


 In addition of these two platforms, the Caen node is be based on:


 The "Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Caen" and the team "Application Industrielle et Médicale" which are working on different areas of hadron therapy, from instrumentation to modeling and dose calculation through measuring cross sections.

Contact : Daniel Cussol


laboratoire-accueil-et-de-recherche-avec-les-ions-acceleres-lariaThe Laboratoire d'Accueil et de Recherche avec les Ions Accélérés is a laboratory dedicated to the reception of French and European researchers for conducting radiobiology experiments at GANIL. The LARIA also developed its own research in particular those concerning the bystander effect after hadron irradiation on cells.

Contact : Yannick Saintigny


 The laboratory UMR 6301 (Imagerie et Stratégies Thérapeutiques des pathologies Cérébrales et Tumorales) is localized in the imaging plateform of the  GIP Cyceron. One topic discussed is the effect of hadrons on glioblastoma-type tumors.

Contact : Myriam Bernaudin

contact cimapOne of the research activities of the Centre de recherche sur les Ions, les MAtériaux et la Photonique is to understand the ion - matter interactions and the relaxation of excited materials. The CIMAP via the CIRIL platform is a GANIL reception structure for external researchers.

Contact : Anime Cassimi

logo IPHCThe ImaBio team from Strasbourg is focused on bio-medical imaging and more precisely about the development of imaging devices using high-energy proton during protontherapy. ImaBio also hosts the imaging platform AMISSA equipped with µPET, µTDM X, µ TEMP.

Contact : David Brasse et Marc Rousseau