Prof. Dr. Christoph Bert

Department of Radiation Oncology

Research projects

  • Medical physics in radiation therapy with a focus on quality assurance for brachytherapy
  • Management of organ motion (4DCT, tracking)
  • Optimization of imaging for RT treatment planning.
  • Electromagnetic tracking for quality assurance in interstitial brachytherapy
  • Digital Twin for online validation of Medical device networks –
  • Optimization of MR imaging for radiotherapy
  • Risk management in radiation therapy –
  • Several topics w.r.t. Optimizing the therapy
  • Quality assurance

Current projects

  • J102: The role of cDC1s in abscopal effects of a multimodal radioimmunotherapy including whole tumor cell vaccines

    (FAU Funds)

    Term: 1. December 2022 - 31. May 2025
    Abscopal effects are rare events of local radiotherapy (RT) inducing systemic anti-tumor immune responses leading to the reduction of tumor masses outside of the irradiation field. We hypothesize that the addition of adjuvants to high hydrostatic pressure generated whole tumor cell vaccines in combination with RT and immune checkpoint inhibition induce abscopal effects in an orthotopic breast cancer model. Further, we hypothesize that cDC1s play a central role in this immune response.

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