Varian Prize Winners

The Varian Prize for Radiation Oncology of the Swiss Society of Radiobiology and Medical Physics (SSRMP) is awarded since 1991. So far, the following persons have been awarded:

Year Applications Main Award
Recognition Award
1991 3 1 2
1992 4 0 0
1993 4 1 0
1994 4 2 1
1995 2 1 0
1996 4 1 0
1997 4 1 1
1998 2 2 0
1999 2 1 1
2000 3 1 0
2001 4 1 0
2002 5 1 1
2003 2 0 1
2004 4 1 2
2005 2 1 1
2006 1 0 1
2007 0 0 0
2008 3 1 2
2009 1 1 0
2010 0 0 0
2011 3 1 2
2012 1 1 0
2013 2 1 1
2014 2 2 0
2015 2 1 0
2016 1 0 1
Total 64 23 17

Award winners:

1991 Hans Neuenschwander, Med. Strahlenphysik, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [1]
Philippe Gardel, IRA, Lausanne (Recognition Award) [2]
Horst W. Nemec, Abt. Radiolog. Physik, Kantonsspital Basel (Recognition Award) [3]
1992 no award
1993 Raymond Miralbell, Radio-Oncologie, Hôpital Cantonal Univ., Genf (Main Award) [4]
1994 Markus Notter, Strahlentherapie, Kantonsspital Aarau (Main Award) [5]
Stefan G. Scheib, PSI, Villigen (Main Award) [6]
Uwe Schneider, PSI, Villigen (Recognition Award) [7]
1995 Youri Popowski, Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire, Genf (Main Award) [8]
1996 Benjamin Haas, Phil.-nat. Fakultät, Universität Bern (Main Award) [9]
1997 Karl T. Beer, Radioonkologie, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [10]
Werner Roser, Dept. Med. Radiologie, Kantonsspital Basel (Recognition Award) [11]
1998 Barbara Schaffner, PSI, Villigen (Main Award) [12]
Philippe A. Coucke, CHUV, Lausanne (Main Award) [13]
1999 Peter Pemler, Triemli-Spital, Zürich (Main Award) [14]
Catalin Constantin Cris, Inselspital Bern (Recognition Award) [15]
2000 Pierre-Alain Tercier, IRA, Lausanne (Main Award) [16]
2001 Stephan Klöck, Kantonsspital Münsterlingen (Main Award) [17]
2002 Michael Fix, Abt. Med. Strahlenphysik, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [18]
Martin Pruschy, Labor f. Molekulare Radiobiologie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Recognition Award) [19]
2003 Habib Zaidi, Div. de Méd. Nucleaire, Hôpital Cant. Universitaire, Genève (Recognition Award) [20]
2004 Peter Manser, Abt. Med. Strahlenphysik, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [21]
Roger E. Achermann, Vetsuisse-Fakultät der Univ. Zürich (Recognition Award) [22]
Antonella Fogliata, Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana, Unità die Fisica Medica (Recognition Award) [23]
2005 Ulf-Dietrich Braumann, Interdiszipl. Zentrum Bioinformatik, Univ. Leipzig (Main Award) [24]
Sairos Safai, PSI, Villigen (Recognition Award) [25]
2006 Valéry Olivier Zilio, Radio-Oncologie, Hôpital de Sion (Recognition Award) [26]
2007 no award
2008 Daniel Schmidhalter, Abteilung Medizinische Physik, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [27]
Nicolas Peguret, Service de Radio-Oncologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (Recognition Award) [28]
David W. G. Montgomery, Division de Médicine Nucléaire, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (Recognition Award) [29]
2009 Matthias Peterhans, Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics, Universität Bern (Main Award) [30]
2010 no award
2011 H. Schiefer, A. Fogliata, G. Nicolini, L. Cozzi, W.W. Seelentag, E. Born, F. Hasenbalg, J. Roth, B. Schnekenburger, K. Münch-Berndl, V. Vallet, M. Pachoud, B. Reiner, G. Dipasquale, B. Krusche, M.K. Fix, Kantonsspital St.Gallen und Teilnehmerinstitutionen (Main Award) [31]
A. Knopf, C. Bert, D. Richter, E. Hug, E. Pedroni, S. Safai, F. Albertini, S. Zenklusen, D. Boye, M. Söhn, M. Soukup, B. Sobotta, A. Lomax, PSI Villigen und Workshop Committee (Recognition Award) [32]
S. Zenklusen, E. Pedroni, D. Meer, C. Bula, S. Safai, PSI Villigen (Recognition Award) [33]
2012 Andreas Joosten, CHUV-IRA, Lausanne (Main Award) [34]
2013 Roger Hälg, Klinik Hirslanden, Aarau (Main Award) [35]
G. Dipasquale, P. Nouet, M. Rouzaud, A. Dubouloz, R. Miralbell, T. Zilli, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (Recognition Award) [36]
2014 Dominik Henzen, Abteilung Medizinische Physik, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [37]
Stephanie Lang, Jörg Zeimetz, Gregor Ochsner, Marianne Schmid Daners, Oliver Riesterer, Stephan Klöck, Universitätsspital, Zürich (Main Award) [38]
2015 Carles Gomà, Centre for Proton Therapy, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Main Award) [39]
2016 Thiago V.M. Lima, Strahlenschutz, Kantonsspital, Aarau (Recognition Award) [40]

Title
of the awarded works :

[1] Hans Neuenschwander: A macroscopic Monte Carlo method for electron beam dose calculations
[2] Philippe Gardel: Resultats de la comparaison du calorimètre de 1’IRA avec l’étalon ionométrique du BIPM pour la mesure de la dose absorbée dans le graphite
[3] Horst W. Nemec: Zum Strahlenschutz an medizinischen Elektronenbeschleunigern: Vergleich zwischen Messungen und Berechnungen
[4] Raymond Miralbell et al.: Can an optimized total body irradiation technique be fast and reproducible?
[5] Markus Notter: Die kombinierte Radiotherapie-Hyperthermie-Behandlung von malignen Tumoren: Erfahrungen der Strahlentherapie Aarau in den Jahren 1988 – 1993
[6] Stefan G. Scheib: Spot-Scanning mit Protonen: Experimentelle Resultate und Therapieplanung
[7] Uwe Schneider: Proton Radiography: A tool for quality control in proton therapy
[8] Youri Popowski et al.: Intraarterielle Brachytherapie mit einer Beta-Quelle zur Verhinderung der Re-Stenose der Coronararterien nach transluminaler Angioplastie
[9] Benjamin Haas: Generation of inhomogeneous radiation Fields by dynamic control of multileaf collimators
[10] Karl T. Beer: Reflexotalgie: Ihre prädiktive Bedeutung in der lokalradikalen Radiotherapie von Oropharynxkarzinomen
[11] Werner Roser: Dosimetrie ionisierender Strahlen mittels 1H-MRS – Eine neue Technik zur raschen lokalisierten Dosisbestimmung
[12] Barbara Schaffner: Range precision of therapeutic proton beams
[13] Philippe A. Coucke: The Ribonucleoside Diphosphate Reductase Inhibitor (E)-2’Deoxy(Fluoromethylene) Cytidine acts as a cytotoxic rediosensitizer in vivo
[14] Peter Pemler: Entwicklung, Bau und Test eines Detektorsystems für in vivo Protonenradiographie [FROG]
[15] Catalin Constantin Cris: Transport der Sekundärenergie im Rahmen einer makroskopischen Monte Carlo-Methode und Modellierung klinischer Bestrahlungsfelder mit Hilfe von Monte Carlo-Verfahren
[16] Pierre-Alain Tercier: Étude des critères et méthodes de la répartition de dose en radiochirurgie stéréotaxique
[17] Stephan Klöck: Ein genaues und objektives Lagerungsverfahren für Patientinnen und Patienten in der Strahlentherapie auf der Grundlage der optischen 3-D-Abtastung (Artikel St.Galler Tagblatt)
[18] Michael Fix: Monte Carlo models for dosimetry in photon beam radiotherapy (Dissertation ETHZ)
[19] Martin Pruschy and co-workers:
Differential p53-dependent mechanism of radiosensitization in vitro and in vivo by the Protein Kinase C-specific inhibitor PKC412
The Phosphatidylinositide 3′-Kinase/Akt survival pathway is a target for the anticancer and radiosensitizing agent PKC412, an inhibitor of Protein Kinase C
Effect of VEGF receptor inhibitor PTK787/ZK222548 combined with ionizing radiation on endothelial cells and tumor growth
[20] Habib Zaidi and co-workers:
Fuzzy clustering-based segmented attenuation correction in whole-body PET imaging
The role of positron emission tomography in the management and monitoring of response to radiation treatment of lung cancer
[21] Peter Manser: Verification of intensity modulated radiotherapy with an amorphous silicon portal imaging device.
[22] Roger E. Achermann and co-workers: Oxygenation of spontaneous canine tumors during fractionated radiation therapy.
[23] Antonella Fogliata and co-workers:
Comparative dosimetric evaluation of the simultaneous integrated boost with photon intensity modulation in head and neck cancer patients.
The Simultaneous Integrated Boost with proton beams in head and neck patients.
[24] Ulf-Dietrich Braumann and co-workers: 3D reconstruction and quantification of cervical carcinoma invasion fronts from histological serial sections.
[25] Sairos Safai: Development of a dosimetric phantom; system for 3D verification dosimetry for scanned proton beam.
[26] Valéry Olivier Zilio: Développement et validation de méthodes dosimétriques en ligne pour le traitement du cancer de la prostate.
[27] Daniel Schmidhalter and co-workers: Leaf transmission reduction using moving jaws for dynamic MLC IMRT
[28] Nicolas Peguret: A 4D software for breathing adapted radiotherapy of Lung cancer.
[29] David W. G. Montgomery and co-workers: Fully automated segmentation of oncological PET volumes using a combined multiscale and statistical model.
[30] Matthias Peterhans: Monte-Carlo dose calculation on deforming anatomy.
[31] Hans Schiefer and co-workers: The Swiss IMRT dosimetry intercomparison using a thorax phantom (Med. Phys.37, 4424 (2010))
[32] Antje Knopf and co-workers: Special report: Workshop on 4D-treatment planning actively scanned particle therapy – Recommendations, technical challenges, and future research directions (Med. Phys. 37, 4608 (2010))
[33] Silvan Zenklusen and co-workers: A feasibility demonstration of the simulation of scattering on the PSI’s proton scanning Gantry 2
[34] Andreas Joosten: Variability of a peripheral dose among various linac geometries for second cancer risk
assessment
(Phys. Med. Biol. 56, 5131 (2011))
[35] Roger Hälg: Systematic measurements of whole-body imaging dose distributions in image-guided radiation
therapy
(Med. Phys. 39, 7650 (2012))
[36] G. Dipasquale and co-workers: In vivo thermoluminescent dosimetry assessment of target dosedelivery using image-guidance and volumetric modulated arc therapy for ano-rectal cancer treatment
[37] Dominik Henzen: Forward treatment planning for modulated electron radiotherapy
(MERT) employing Monte Carlo methods
(Med. Phys. 41, 031712 (2014))
[38] Stephanie Lang and co-workers: Development and evaluation of a prototype tracking system using the treatment
couch
(Med. Phys. 41, 021720 (2014))
[39] Carles Gomà et al.: Proton beam monitor chamber calibration (Phys. Med. Biol. 59(17), 4961 (2014))
[40] Thiago V.M. Lima et al.: Monte Carlo Calculations Supporting Patient Plan Verification in Proton Therapy (Front Oncol. 6:62, (2016))