220916 ESHO Awards v2

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. 

220916 ESHO Awards v2