Subventions

Nous soutenons la recherche technologique dans de nombreux domaines. Nos sujets d'intérêt comprennent, sans s'y limiter, les domaines suivants :

Généralités

  • Resource-constrained areas
  • Clinical Evidence/Trials
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Value-Based Care
  • Operational Studies (reducing infrastructure complexities, reducing clinician burden)

Radiothérapie adaptative

  • Treatment quality (clinically meaningful metrics), compare to historical
  • Outcome modeling (NCTP, TCP, etc.)
  • Automated target contouring
  • Clinical decision support -- offline or at- console
  • Deformable image registration visualization
  • Longitudinal response assessment
  • Novel approaches pushing the therapeutic envelope (shrinking margins, increasing tumor doses)
  • Functional adaptation (multi-modality imaging applications using adaptive tools)
  • Novel use of adaptive tools (eg. rapid plan & treat)

Intelligence artificielle

  • Increasing safety of systems and processes
  • Error detection and augmentation (treatment planning, data transfer, imaging, treatment delivery)
  • Decreasing planning and treatment variability
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Assisted plan review
  • Novel algorithms, benefits and applications
  • AI agents
  • Reinforcement learning, continuous or incremental learning
  • Cognitive AI
  • Clinical benefits
  • Outcomes prediction

Automatisation

  • Target segmentation
  • Identification of crucial inputs
  • Evidence-based decision making

Prise en charge des soins du cancer

  • Decision support to enable precision medicine
  • AI-based workflow optimization
  • Patient Reported Outcomes and impact on care
  • Elevating patient engagement
  • AI-based scheduling and resource utilization
  • Survivorship focused research
  • Elevating outcomes using digital technology

Opérations cliniques

  • Analysis of care patterns, efficiency studies, etc
  • Quantifying benefits of software tools
  • Centralized treatment planning

Études cliniques

  • Use and value of new Varian technologies and solutions
  • Use of SBRT, especially for oligometastatic disease
  • Comparative and cost effectiveness studies (e.g., RT vs non-RT modalities)
  • Clinical studies in precision medicine, incorporating genomic and/or radiomic information into Varian systems
  • Role of radiotherapy as an immune system modulator
  • Evaluation of novel applications of radiation using linear accelerators for non- oncologic diseases (functional SRS, pain, OCD, etc)

Solutions logicielles basées sur le cloud

  • Aggregation and curation solutions
  • Data security, cyber security
  • Data privacy
  • Efficient ways of transferring data to/from the cloud
  • Microservices and workflow
  • Web services
  • Algorithm parallelization and high performance computing
  • Assisted automated commissioning of algorithm updates

Imagerie

  • Dual energy imaging applications in RO
  • Technology comparison of imaging techniques for specific applications
  • Unique multi-modal imaging applications
  • Site-specific imaging solutions for unmet clinical needs
  • Incorporating imaging with dynamic trajectories during

Gestion de mouvements

  • Motion modeling/prediction (includes AI approaches)
  • DTS for motion monitoring during treatment
  • Soft tissue tracking/monitoring during treatment delivery
  • Unique methods for noninvasive internal motion monitoring
  • Respiratory regulation techniques/studies
  • Optimal breath-hold approaches

Contacts pour la recherche technologique

Michael Davis, MS, JD
Directeur subventions de recherche et bourses d'études
E-mail : michael.davis@varian.com

Timo Berkus, PhD
Liaison sciences médicales
Région : Europe et Inde
E-mail : timo.berkus@varian.com

Camille Noel, MSCI, PhD
Liaison sciences médicales
Région : nord-est, sud-est et centre de l'Amérique du Nord
E-mail : camille.noel@varian.com

Johnny Cheng
Liaison sciences médicales
Région : Asie et Australie
E-mail : johnny.cheng@varian.com