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
2023 2 1 1
2022 2 0 2
2021 3 1 2
2020 4 1 3
2019 3 0 3
2018 5 2 3
2017 1 0 1
2016 1 0 1
2015 2 1 0
2014 2 2 0
2013 2 1 1
2012 1 1 0
2011 3 1 2
2010 0 0 0
2009 1 1 0
2008 3 1 2
2007 0 0 0
2006 1 0 1
2005 2 1 1
2004 4 1 2
2003 2 0 1
2002 5 1 1
2001 4 1 0
2000 3 1 0
1999 2 1 1
1998 2 2 0
1997 4 1 1
1996 4 1 0
1995 2 1 0
1994 4 2 1
1993 4 1 0
1992 4 0 0
1991 3 1 2
Total 80 27 29

Award winners:

2023 T. T. Böhlen, J.-F. Germond, J. Bourhis, M.-C. Vozenin, E. M. Ozsahin, F. Bochud, C. Bailat, R. Moeckli (Main Award) [59]
A. Duetschler, G.Bauman, O. Bieri, P.C. Cattin, S. Ehrbar, G. Engin-Deniz, A. Giger, M. Josipovic, C. Jud, M. Krieger, D. Nguyen, G.F. Persson, R. Salomir, D.C. Weber, A.J. Lomax, Y. Zhang (Recognition Award) [60]
2022 F. Amstutz, L. Nenoff, F. Albertini, C.O. Ribeiro, A.C. Knopf, J. Unkelbach, D.C. Weber, A.J. Lomax, Y. Zhang (Recognition Award) [57]
V. Maradia, A.C. Giovannelli, D. Meer, D.C. Weber, A.J. Lomax, J.M. Schippers, S. Psoroulas (Recognition Award) [58]
2021 R. Küng (Main Award) [54]
D. Vuong, S. Tanadini-Lang, Z. Wu, R. Marks, J. Unkelbach, S. Hillinger, E.I. Eboulet, S. Thierstein, S. Peters, M. Pless, M. Guckenberger, M. Bogowicz (Recognition Award) [55]
F. Emert, J. Missimer, P.A. Eichenberger, M. Walser, C. Gmür, A.J. Lomax, D.C. Weber, C.M. Spengler (Recognition Award) [56]
2020 P. Gonçalves Jorge, M. Jaccard, K. Petersson, M. Gondré, M.T. Durán, L. Desorgher, J.-F. Germond, P. Liger, M.-C. Vozenin, J. Bourhis, F. Bochud, R. Moeckli, C. Bailat (Main Award) [50]
M. Jaccard, A. Champion, A. Dubouloz, C. Picardi, J. Plojoux, P. Soccal, R. Miralbell, G. Dipasquale, F. Caparrotti (Recognition Award) [51]
R. Moeckli (Recognition Award) [52]
L. Nenoff, C.O. Ribeiro, M. Matter, L. Hafner, M. Josipovic, J.A. Langendijk, G.F. Persson, M. Walser, D.C. Weber, A.J. Lomax, A.-C. Knopf, F. Albertini, Y. Zhang(Recognition Award) [53]
2019 Dorota M. Dudka, Ning Chang, Andreas Joosten, Jonas P. Koch, Eleonora Orlando, Aurélie Quintin, Matúš Medo, Michaela Medová and Kathrin Zaugg (Recognition Award) [47]
J. Krayenbuehl, M. Zamburlini, S. Ghandour, M. Pachoud, S. Lang-Tanadini, J. Tol, M. Guckenberger and W. F. A. R. Verbakel (Recognition Award) [48]
M Matter, L Nenoff, G Meier, D C Weber, A J Lomax and F Albertini (Recognition Award) [49]
2018 Silvan Müller, Inselspital, Bern (Main Award) [42]
Stefanie Ehrbar, Alexander Jöhl, Michael Kühni, Mirko Meboldt, Ece Ozkan Elsen, Christine Tanner, Orcun Goksel, Stephan Klöck, Jan Unkelbach, Matthias Guckenberger, Stephanie Tanadini-Lang, Universitätsspital, Zürich (Main Award) [43]
Marta Bogowicz, Ralph T.H. Leijenaar, Stephanie Tanadini-Lang, Oliver Riesterer, Martin Pruschy,
Gabriela Studer, Jan Unkelbach, Matthias Guckenberger, Ender Konukoglu, Philippe Lambin, Universitätsspital, Zürich (Recognition Award) [44]
C. Winterhalter, A. Lomax, D. Oxley, D. C. Weber, S. Safai, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Recognition Award) [45]
Olivier Pisaturo, Hôpital Fribourgeois, Fribourg (Recognition Award) [46]
2017 Thengumpallil Sheeba, Unité de Radiothérapie, Clinique des Grangettes, Genève (Recognition Award) [41]
2016 Thiago V.M. Lima, Strahlenschutz, Kantonsspital, Aarau (Recognition Award) [40]
2015 Carles Gomà, Centre for Proton Therapy, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Main Award) [39]
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]
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]
2012 Andreas Joosten, CHUV-IRA, Lausanne (Main Award) [34]
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]
2010 no award
2009 Matthias Peterhans, Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics, Universität Bern (Main Award) [30]
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]
2007 no award
2006 Valéry Olivier Zilio, Radio-Oncologie, Hôpital de Sion (Recognition Award) [26]
2005 Ulf-Dietrich Braumann, Interdiszipl. Zentrum Bioinformatik, Univ. Leipzig (Main Award) [24]
Sairos Safai, PSI, Villigen (Recognition Award) [25]
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]
2003 Habib Zaidi, Div. de Méd. Nucleaire, Hôpital Cant. Universitaire, Genève (Recognition Award) [20]
2002 Michael Fix, Abt. Med. Strahlenphysik, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [18]
Martin Pruschy, Labor f. Molekulare Radiobiologie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Recognition Award) [19]
2001 Stephan Klöck, Kantonsspital Münsterlingen (Main Award) [17]
2000 Pierre-Alain Tercier, IRA, Lausanne (Main Award) [16]
1999 Peter Pemler, Triemli-Spital, Zürich (Main Award) [14]
Catalin Constantin Cris, Inselspital Bern (Recognition Award) [15]
1998 Barbara Schaffner, PSI, Villigen (Main Award) [12]
Philippe A. Coucke, CHUV, Lausanne (Main Award) [13]
1997 Karl T. Beer, Radioonkologie, Inselspital Bern (Main Award) [10]
Werner Roser, Dept. Med. Radiologie, Kantonsspital Basel (Recognition Award) [11]
1996 Benjamin Haas, Phil.-nat. Fakultät, Universität Bern (Main Award) [9]
1995 Youri Popowski, Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire, Genf (Main Award) [8]
1994 Markus Notter, Strahlentherapie, Kantonsspital Aarau (Main Award) [5]
Stefan G. Scheib, PSI, Villigen (Main Award) [6]
Uwe Schneider, PSI, Villigen (Recognition Award) [7]
1993 Raymond Miralbell, Radio-Oncologie, Hôpital Cantonal Univ., Genf (Main Award) [4]
1992 no award
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]

of the awarded works :

[60] Alisha Duetschler et al.: Synthetic 4DCT(MRI) lung phantom generation for 4D radiotherapy and image guidance investigations
[59] Till Tobias Böhlen et al.: Normal Tissue Sparing by FLASH as a Function of Single-Fraction Dose: A Quantitative Analysis
[58] V. Maradia et al.: A new emittance selection system to maximize beam transmission for low-energy beams in cyclotron-based proton therapy facilities with gantry(Med. Phys. 48 (2021) 7613–7622)
[57] D. Amstutz et al.: An approach for estimating dosimetric uncertainties in deformable dose accumulation in pencil beam scanning proton therapy for lung cancer (Phys. Med. Biol. 66 (2021) 105007)
[56] F. Emert et al.: Enhanced Deep-Inspiration Breath Hold Superior to High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation for Respiratory Motion Mitigation: A Physiology-Driven, MRI-Guided Assessment Toward Optimized Lung Cancer Treatment With Proton Therapy (Front. Oncol. 11:621350 (2021))
[55] D. Vuong et al.: Radiomics Feature Activation Maps as a New tool for Signature Interpretability (Front Oncol. 10:578895 (2020))
[54] R. Kueng et al.: Development of an extended Macro Monte Carlo method for efficient and accurate dose calculation in magnetic fields (Med. Phys. 47:12 (2020) 6519-6530)
[53] L Nenoff et al.: Deformable image registration uncertainty for inter-fractional dose accumulation of lung cancer proton therapy (Radiotherapy and Oncology 147 (2020) 178–185)
[52] R. Moeckli et al.: Dose indicator for CyberKnife image-guided radiation therapy (Med. Phys. 47:5 (2020) 2309-2316)
[51] M. Jaccard et al.: Clinical experience with lung-specific electromagnetic transponders for realtime tumor tracking in lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology 12 (2019) 30–37)
[50] P. Gonçalves Jorge et al.: Dosimetric and preparation procedures for irradiating biological models with pulsed electron beam at ultra-high dose-rate (Radiotherapy and Oncology 139 (2019) 34-39)
[49] Matter M et al.: Alternatives to patient specific verification measurements in proton therapy: a comparative experimental study with intentional errors (Phys. Med. Biol. 63 (2018)  205014)
[48] Krayenbuehl J et al.: Planning comparison of five automated treatment planning solutions for locally advanced head and neck cancer (Radiation Oncol. 2018;13:170)
[47] Dudka D et al.: Unravelling the molecular response to dose-rate and delivery time of ionising radiation in 2D vs 3D cell culture
[46] Oliver Pisaturo et al.: TransitQA — A new method for transit dosimetry of Tomotherapy patients (Med. Phys. 45, 0094-2405 (2018))
[45] C Winterhalter et al.: A study of lateral fall-off (penumbra) optimisation for pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy (Phys. Med. Biol. 63 (2018) 025022(14pp))
[44] M Bogowicz et al.: Post-radiochemotherapy PET radiomics in head and neck cancer – The influence of radiomics implementation on the reproducibility of local control tumor models (Radiotherapy and Oncology 125 (2017) 385–391)
[43] Stefanie Ehrbar and coworkers: ELPHA: Dynamically deformable liver phantom for real-time adaptive radiotherapy treatments (Phys. Med. Biol. 62 (2017) 5840–5860)
[42] S Mueller et al.: Simultaneous optimization of photons and electrons for mixed beam radiotherapy (Phys. Med. Biol. 62 (2017) 5840–5860)
[41] Thengumpallil S et al.: Impact of respiratory-correlated CT sorting algorithms on the choice of margin definition for free-breathing lung radiotherapy treatments (Radiother Oncol. 2016 Jun;119(3):438-43)
[40] Thiago V.M. Lima et al.: Monte Carlo Calculations Supporting Patient Plan Verification in Proton Therapy (Front Oncol. 6:62, (2016))
[39] Carles Gomà et al.: Proton beam monitor chamber calibration (Phys. Med. Biol. 59(17), 4961 (2014))
[38] Stephanie Lang and co-workers: Development and evaluation of a prototype tracking system using the treatment
(Med. Phys. 41, 021720 (2014))
[37] Dominik Henzen: Forward treatment planning for modulated electron radiotherapy
(MERT) employing Monte Carlo methods
(Med. Phys. 41, 031712 (2014))
[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
[35] Roger Hälg: Systematic measurements of whole-body imaging dose distributions in image-guided radiation
(Med. Phys. 39, 7650 (2012))
[34] Andreas Joosten: Variability of a peripheral dose among various linac geometries for second cancer risk
(Phys. Med. Biol. 56, 5131 (2011))
[33] Silvan Zenklusen and co-workers: A feasibility demonstration of the simulation of scattering on the PSI’s proton scanning Gantry 2
[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))
[31] Hans Schiefer and co-workers: The Swiss IMRT dosimetry intercomparison using a thorax phantom (Med. Phys.37, 4424 (2010))
[30] Matthias Peterhans: Monte-Carlo dose calculation on deforming anatomy.
[29] David W. G. Montgomery and co-workers: Fully automated segmentation of oncological PET volumes using a combined multiscale and statistical model.
[28] Nicolas Peguret: A 4D software for breathing adapted radiotherapy of Lung cancer.
[27] Daniel Schmidhalter and co-workers: Leaf transmission reduction using moving jaws for dynamic MLC IMRT
[26] Valéry Olivier Zilio: Développement et validation de méthodes dosimétriques en ligne pour le traitement du cancer de la prostate.
[25] Sairos Safai: Development of a dosimetric phantom; system for 3D verification dosimetry for scanned proton beam.
[24] Ulf-Dietrich Braumann and co-workers: 3D reconstruction and quantification of cervical carcinoma invasion fronts from histological serial sections.
[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.
[22] Roger E. Achermann and co-workers: Oxygenation of spontaneous canine tumors during fractionated radiation therapy.
[21] Peter Manser: Verification of intensity modulated radiotherapy with an amorphous silicon portal imaging device.
[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
[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
[18] Michael Fix: Monte Carlo models for dosimetry in photon beam radiotherapy (Dissertation ETHZ)
[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)
[16] Pierre-Alain Tercier: Étude des critères et méthodes de la répartition de dose en radiochirurgie stéréotaxique
[15] Catalin Constantin Cris: Transport der Sekundärenergie im Rahmen einer makroskopischen Monte Carlo-Methode und Modellierung klinischer Bestrahlungsfelder mit Hilfe von Monte Carlo-Verfahren
[14] Peter Pemler: Entwicklung, Bau und Test eines Detektorsystems für in vivo Protonenradiographie [FROG]
[13] Philippe A. Coucke: The Ribonucleoside Diphosphate Reductase Inhibitor (E)-2’Deoxy(Fluoromethylene) Cytidine acts as a cytotoxic rediosensitizer in vivo
[12] Barbara Schaffner: Range precision of therapeutic proton beams
[11] Werner Roser: Dosimetrie ionisierender Strahlen mittels 1H-MRS – Eine neue Technik zur raschen lokalisierten Dosisbestimmung
[10] Karl T. Beer: Reflexotalgie: Ihre prädiktive Bedeutung in der lokalradikalen Radiotherapie von Oropharynxkarzinomen
[9] Benjamin Haas: Generation of inhomogeneous radiation Fields by dynamic control of multileaf collimators
[8] Youri Popowski et al.: Intraarterielle Brachytherapie mit einer Beta-Quelle zur Verhinderung der Re-Stenose der Coronararterien nach transluminaler Angioplastie
[7] Uwe Schneider: Proton Radiography: A tool for quality control in proton therapy
[6] Stefan G. Scheib: Spot-Scanning mit Protonen: Experimentelle Resultate und Therapieplanung
[5] Markus Notter: Die kombinierte Radiotherapie-Hyperthermie-Behandlung von malignen Tumoren: Erfahrungen der Strahlentherapie Aarau in den Jahren 1988 – 1993
[4] Raymond Miralbell et al.: Can an optimized total body irradiation technique be fast and reproducible?
[3] Horst W. Nemec: Zum Strahlenschutz an medizinischen Elektronenbeschleunigern: Vergleich zwischen Messungen und Berechnungen
[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
[1] Hans Neuenschwander: A macroscopic Monte Carlo method for electron beam dose calculations