Atatürk University


The project prepared by Atatürk University for the elimination of cancer cells was approved by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the International Scientific Cooperation Center (CISC-MSRT) affiliated to the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and deserved to be supported.

The project named Feasibility Assessment and Design for Cancer and Tumor Treatment Ataturk University, under the leadership of Professor Mehmet Ertuğrul from Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, was applied in cooperation with the Department of Electronics and Electronics Engineering of Tabriz University, was supported within the scope of the joint research projects call opened in 2020.

Prof. Dr. Bülent Çavuşoğlu, Dr. Lecturer Gökhan Öztürk, Dr. Lecturer Dilruba Gedikoğlu from Gaziantep University, Prof. Dr. Uğur Cem Hasar, from Erzurum Technical University, Dr. Lecturer Hilal Koç took part In the project team.

"This Technology Is More Advantageous Than Other Techniques"

The project coordinator Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ertuğrul emphasized that although radiotherapy methods are effective in eliminating cancer cells, they have many side effects and stated that THz radiation can be used safely in tissues since there is no ionizing radiation.

Stating that the subject of cancer treatment with THz, which has not yet been completed in the literature phase, allows cancer treatment compared to other techniques, it is cheap, easy and without disturbing the patients, Ertuğrul said that this technology is not currently used in daily life, but it is believed that its use potential is high.

Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul stated that the project focused on the development of both a new THz source and a THz waveguide and that technological problems should be solved by doing research on this subject.

Atatürk University Rector Prof. Dr. Ömer Çomaklı thanked those who contributed to this project by saying that they will continue scientific studies that benefit society as an institution and wished them success in their studies.

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