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Physics-based Techniques for the treatment of Cancer

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19:30 – 21:30 12 Nov 2013
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Large Lecture Theatre, Poynting Physics Building, School of Physics and Astronomy,The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

Speakers: Dr Stuart Green, Department of Medical Physics, University of Birmingham & British, Institute of Radiology

This talk reviews the important contribution which the physics community has made, and is making, to the treatment of cancer .The main focus will be on standard radiotherapy techniques using beams of high energy X-rays, and new treatment techniques using beams of high energy protons and carbon ions.  The role of very novel techniques such as Boron neutron Capture Therapy will also be explained, and recent developments in Birmingham described.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Sponsored by: IOP West Midlands & Physics Teachers’ Centre
Organised by: IOP West Midlands & Physics Teachers’ Centre
Contact details: Please note that tea and coffee will be provided from 7 pm in the Tea Room of the Poynting building.

Lecture free of charge. 

Lynne Long - l.long@bham.ac.uk

The lecture programme can also be found on our web site
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/physics/outreach/index.aspx

Up to date details and maps of the University can be found on the University web site http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/index.aspx

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/physics/outreach/index.aspx


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