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Anca Ligia Grosu, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncologist

Director of the Radiation Oncology department, University Medical Center, Freiburg
Member of the Executive Committee of the German Neurooncology Association
Chair of the Hans-Langendorff Committee

Anca-Ligia Grosu, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University Medical Center Freiburg, was recently awarded the prestigious Alfred Breit Prize for her outstanding scientific research in the field of integrating medical/biological imaging into the radiotherapy planning process. The Alfred Breit Prize is awarded annually by the German Society for Radiation Oncology (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Radioonkologie - DEGRO) and is one of the most prestigious scientific awards in the field.

Dr. Grosu and her team developed a number of new methods that allow for improved precision in radiation therapy using biological imaging. Their research opens up an important pathway to personalized cancer therapy, enabling more precise targeting of radiation and better protection of healthy tissue around tumors.

Dr. Grosu studied medicine at the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and then worked at the Rechts der Isar Clinic of the Technical University of Munich (1990-2006). After a year of research at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, she became the Director of the Department of Radiology and Radiation Oncology at the University Medical Center Freiburg in 2007. In 2018, she was elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and in January 2020, she became the Vice-Chair of the Leopoldina's Section of Radiology.

The Alfred Breit Prize is named after one of the pioneers of modern radiotherapy, Professor Dr. Alfred Breit, and has been awarded annually by DEGRO since 2012. The prize is awarded to recognize outstanding scientific research in the field of radiation oncology that is expected to make significant contributions to cancer therapy.