Pushing the boundaries for society
A small lump in the neck, nothing more. Cancer, according to the diagnosis. More than 65,000 Belgians are diagnosed with cancer every year. This figure is expected to increase to some 80,000 by 2025. This means that an average of 200 people will be receiving bad news every day.
We are proud that our centre can play a role in the fight against cancer. In 2017, we made greater strides than ever before. On the one hand, we met the global demand for medical radioisotopes, increase the radiation capacity and produced other radioisotopes. On the other hand, we made the MYRRHA research installation concrete. In the future, MYRRHA will contribute to producing of new radioisotopes and to developing less-invasive cancer treatments.
2017 was also the year in which we pushed boundaries for undertaking new challenges. In Belgium and abroad. On earth and in space. In short: 2017 was a year of dreams and breakthroughs.
Eric van Walle,
Directeur-generaal van het SCK•CEN