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Date:4/5/2014

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FRONTIERS IN MEDICINE
Sunday, April 6, 12:00 noon EDT

The targeted delivery of particle beams, X-rays and radioactive isotopes is a cornerstone of modern medicine, enabling the imaging, diagnosis and treatment of many human diseases and saving lives. But the acute need to find more effective treatments for many intractable types of cancers coupled with the chronic problem of medical isotope shortages has fueled research into more advanced approaches. Session H3 features three speakers working at the frontiers of such efforts. J. David Robertson (University of Missouri) is developing targeted alpha therapy, which is already used to treat metastatic bone cancer. In Savannah, he will describe how he and his colleagues are working to expand this therapy to other types of cancer by combining the targeting power of a human antibody with radioactive nano particles, which they have shown can deliver radiation to relevant sites in vivo. Suzanne Lapi (Washington University in St. Louis) is exploring new ways to make radioisotopes for medical diagnostics by using small dedicated accelerators at universities or hospitals. She will compare the products of such "everyday" instruments to the more exotic isotopes that can be derived from larger accelerator facilities like the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU). She will a
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American Physical Society
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