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A MOLAB proposal is preselected for the HORAO challenge
Mathematical Oncology Laboratory
Tuesday December 11, 2018

Surgery is the crucial treatment step for most patients with brain tumors. A clear identification of the fine border between the tumor and the surrounding brain is essential in order to radically resect the tumor and to preserve neurological function. However, while easy to identify in preoperative MRI, solid tumor tissue is often difficult to differentiate from infiltrated white matter during surgery.


The goal of the HORAO competition is to select the project with the best potential to improve delineation of brain tumors during surgery. 


The submission period of the HORAO Challenge has ended.  More than 10000 people took an interest in HORAO273 innovators and 18 research teams from more than 30 countries and from every inhabited continent of the world participated in the contest, and there have been received 45 final project submissions from 23 different countries.


MOLAB researchers are taking part in this competition with the GlioMap proposal. This is one of only 14 submissions who have been preselected and will be sent to the jury for evaluation. According to the pre-defined rules, the jury will chose the 5 finalists who will be invited to join the final round at the HORAO Conference and convince the jury and the public of their project. The conference will be held on March 14, 2019 as a part of the Brainweek Bern in Bern, Switzerland.