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Proton Therapy – A new option for medical treatment.

Proton Therapy – A new option for medical treatment.
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Category
Symposium
Time
Jan 22 2019 at 07:30 PM - Jan 22 2019 at 08:30 PM
Location
University of Birmingham
Event Admins
Caroline Oxley

Evening lecture: Proton Therapy – A new option for medical treatment.

The lecture will take place at 19:30 on 22 January 2019 at the University of Birmingham, and is organised by the Institute of Physics.

A description of the event is below, and further information is available here.

Proton therapy is a radically new type of radiotherapy.  The NHS has invested over £250M in two new clinical treatment centres the first of which will open in Manchester (at the Christie) later in 2018. There has been a lot of hype around proton therapy and while it does offer huge potential there are also scientific and technological challenges that need to be addressed.  This talk investigates the facts and the hype and how the new research room, which is being developed as part of the clinical centre at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, will be used to answer key questions and thereby develop even better treatments for patients.