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We explore. Driven by our passion for science. Boosted by our unique infrastructure. We sound out the frontiers. We expand our knowledge in various nuclear areas. However many horizons we may explore, we always pursue the same objective: developing innovative applications for society. Why do we strive for this objective? Because we are convinced that, with one of the smallest elements on earth, the atom, we can make the biggest difference for society. Both now and in the future.

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SCK CEN - Ondertekening PPP met IRE - Prostaatkanker - Lutetium-177 (2020)
13 February '20

IRE and SCK CEN Partnership on lutetium-177 production: a ray of hope for prostate cancer treatment

IRE (Institut National des Radioéléments) and SCK CEN are joining forces to benefit medicine. Both organisations specialised in the research, development and production of medical radioisotopes, signed a public-public partnership whose initial aim is to produce lutetium-177 (Lu-177). This medical radioisotope gives a ray of hope to treat prostate cancer, which causes around 90,000 deaths per year in Europe.

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Health

From cancer research to the impact of radioactivity on the body: SCK CEN’s research knows no boundaries.

Environment

SCK CEN is working on many applications to protect people and the environment, now and in a distant future, against ionising radiation.

Society

Any research conducted by SCK CEN has a social added value, but society is also the very subject of one specific research field.

Materials

Thanks to its knowledge in material aging, SCK CEN accurately predicts how materials (will) behave in a nuclear reactor.

Technology

SCK CEN boosts innovation in nuclear technology in various ways.

Safety

Safety is our priority, radiation protection our keyword. SCK CEN measures, monitors and analyses.

SCK CEN Academy

SCK CEN Academy: a matter of acquiring and sharing knowledge

Making progress by letting our scientific curiosity prevail. This is what our research centre is about. This reasoning leads to breakthroughs. However, we can only make a difference if we share our knowledge with others. This is why SCK CEN and its Academy offer a whole range of training courses and schooling.
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