Speakers: Dr Andrzej Kacperek, head of the National Eye Proton Therapy Centre, Clatterbridge
A personal account of how ion particle therapy was introduced to UK cancer treatment 26 years ago, and a description of how proton beams can be shaped with precision that makes it possible to treat some of the most difficult tumours (in this case, tumours in the eye). Details will be given of challenges encountered with proton beams. What the future may hold for the two “new” proton beam facilities in London and Manchester will also be outlined.
Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch
Contact details: We offer a wide-ranging and exciting programme with talks by scientists who are established leaders in their field. Evening events normally start at 6.30 p.m. with tea and coffee available from 6.00 p.m. All are welcome. Only school events require advance booking. It would be useful if teachers planning to bring small groups of interested students to evening events would contact one of the branch officers in advance.