Sensius Awards Young Investigators at ESHO 2022
Paola Tello Valverde and Ioannis Androulakis received the ESHO Young Investigator Award 2022 for their research on thermotherapy.
Paola conducted research in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients treated with high chemohyperthermia thermal doses. This patient group had a significantly higher recurrence-free survival compared with patients that had been treated with a low thermal dose.
In High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for prostate cancer there is a need for a new way of increasing cancer cell kill in combination with a stable dose to the organs at risk. Ioannis proposed a novel ThermoBrachy applicator that offers the unique ability to apply interstitial hyperthermia while simultaneously serving as an afterloading catheter for high dose rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer.