Dr David Carnegie, NHS Grampian
Radiotherapy: Using particle physics to treat cancer
Within months of the discovery of x-rays in 1895, and before anyone had any real idea of how radiation interacted with the body, doctors were using these x-rays to treat cancer patients. Since then radiotherapy has been a cornerstone of cancer treatment throughout the world and despite the many advances in technology the basic science has remained unchanged. But how exactly can a mere photon or electron treat cancer? Come on in and learn a bit of the science, history and future of radiotherapy.
Where and When
All sessions begin at 7:00pm at Robert Gordon’s College in the centre of Aberdeen.
How it Works
7.00pm We begin with a short presentation from the speaker Chaired, open discussion involving the speaker and audience 8.20pm Close and thanks
What’s the Cost?
All sessions are FREE and open to everyone. Refreshments will be available.
Speakers usually give up their time for free.
For further information please contact Stuart Farmer: S.Farmer@rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk
Public parking is available surrounding the venue.
This programme is supported by the Institute of Physics in Scotland and Robert Gordon’s College. For further information go to www.rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk/scienceinthequad
Science in the Quad acknowledge the support of the University of Aberdeen in launching the series. Details of café discussion series and other events organised by the University of Aberdeen can be found at www.engagingaberdeen.co.uk