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Proton beam therapy: how the Large Hadron Collider cures cancer

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19:00 – 20:30 12 Oct 2018
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The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, W1S 4BS

Could particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider really help to cure cancer? An advanced form of radiotherapy, proton beam therapy enables tumours to be targeted with greater precision, reducing the collateral damage to surrounding healthy tissue. With two NHS proton beam centres set to open this year, physicist Simon Jolly sheds light on this cutting-edge technique and the technology needed to deliver it. 

 

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The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, W1S 4BS
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19:00 – 20:30 12 Oct 2018
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