Navigation Links
Targeting tumors: Ion beam accelerators take aim at cancer
Date:2/11/2014

iobiological effects, as well as on preliminary evidence from facilities operating in Europe and Japan. There are currently no carbon therapy cancer treatment facilities operating in the U.S., and while experience from Europe and Asia suggests that the cost of building one would be considerable, the U.S. National Cancer Institute recently announced a funding opportunity to encourage and support plans for a center for particle beam radiation therapy research.

This symposium and press briefing will explore the scientific rationale behind hadron beam therapy (using protons and heavier ions such as carbon) from the perspectives of a physicist who designs state-of-the-art particle accelerators, a radiobiologist exploring how those particle beams affect cells and tumors, and a radiation oncologist in clinical practice. The session will also address the questions of how to test the relative efficacy of hadron therapy versus conventional radiation treatment and ethical issues related to clinical trials, how to leverage scientific expertise to bring advances driven by basic research to the benefit of society at large, and potential ways to increase treatment access for patients through cost-saving accelerator designs.

SPEAKERS

Stephen Peggs, Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Stony Brook University (Advances in Accelerator Science Deliver Precision Beams for Cancer Therapy)

Kathryn Held, Radiation Biologist, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School; associate radiation biologist, Massachusetts General Hospital (Charged Particles for Cancer Treatment: The Benefits of Ions over Photons)

Hak Choy, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (The Clinical Perspective: Does Proton/Ion Beam Therapy Work?)

Discussant: Ken Peach, Professor, Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute at Oxford Martin School, Oxford Univers
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cedars-Sinai clinical trial studies vaccine targeting cancer stem cells in brain cancers
2. Research shows molecular, protein targeting therapies may be best treatment for certain lung cancer
3. Chesapeake Drug Detox Launches Program Targeting Substance Abuse Problems Among Adolescents, Adults
4. Home Care Assistance of Vancouver Unveils New and Informative Website Targeting Older Adults is Shaking up the Online Health and Wellness Scene
5. New and Informative Website Targeting Older Adults is Shaking up the Online Health and Wellness Scene
6. New idea for targeting the common cancer protein KRAS
7. GUARDaHEART Hosts an Unforgettable Evening in Celebration of World Heart Day “Targeting Heart Disease”
8. Targeting memory T-cells in Type 1 diabetes
9. Targeting aggressive prostate cancer
10. Nanodrug targeting breast cancer cells from the inside adds weapon: Immune system attack
11. Cancer research brief: Targeting pancreatic cancer drug resistance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... people are unaware of getting old. However, the truth is ... we were born on earth. Human beings will experience a ... people may live without children in their old age. In ... to worry about that. A lot of reliable enterprises are ... manufacturer , is one of them. The company is not ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Care Communications, Inc., (CARE) a national health ... the Elite Award for “Recruitment, Selection and Orientation” from ... elite awards presented as part of “Chicago’s ... 2014 awards competition. This marks the seventh consecutive year ... competition. CARE has also been chosen as a national ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, a professional company of women’s ... by announcing a new collection of high low ... at very low prices. In addition, worldwide clients can ... officials want to save both time and money for ... shopping experience to all online visitors. On its website, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... National non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual ... Range September 12-14, following two years in the high ... of disabled and able-bodied athletes competing together in an ... challenging by experienced adventure athletes. , Hosted at the ... the Colorado River in the rugged Gore Mountains northwest ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 USHIO ... the specialty and general lighting marketplaces, today announced ... kits. These will allow users to transform existing, ... fixtures within minutes. , USHIO America’s Uphoria LED ... 6-inch downlight cans, allowing the user to upgrade ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FodayAuto.com: Do Not Be Afraid of Getting Old 2Health News:Care Communications, Inc. Named an Elite Award Winner Among Top Chicago Employers 2Health News:Discounted High Low Wedding Dresses Available At iFitDress.com 2Health News:World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge Returns to Colorado’s High Country 2Health News:World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge Returns to Colorado’s High Country 3Health News:USHIO America Introduces Uphoria™ LED Downlight Retrofit Kits 2
... well known, but a new study has found that it's ... they're given a rewarding task that tests their powers of ... and student colleague Michelle Corman studied men who were each ... raise their blood alcohol level to 0.1, slightly over the ...
... found a gene variant that raises a childs risk ... condition attributed to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract . ... of a German study that identified the same gene ... disease is a chronic and painful condition attributed to ...
... Scientists have identified the first gene that is linked ... sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide . ... overpowering need to move the legs and is also ... ,,We now have concrete evidence that RLS is an ...
... for a swim only to be struck by flesh-eating ... in danger of losing a life, possibly even his ... a tissue-destroying disease caused by a bacterium called Vibrio ... suffering from multiple organ failure because the disease has ...
... revealed that the star had a miscarriage in 2005 . ... ever since they tied the knot in September 2005, and now ... star did in fact become pregnant, but she lost the baby. ... kids of her own. Demi and Ashton have been trying (to ...
... release of more than a thousand prisoners has failed ... and prisoner rehabilitation programmes, said the BMA today. ... anniversary of the Ministry of Justices introduction of emergency ... and Welsh prisons. A key element of the Government ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Alcohol may Help You to Be Cool 2Health News:Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified 2Health News:Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified 3Health News:Gene Linked With Restless Leg Syndrome Spotted Out 2Health News:Texan Battles Flesh-eating Bacteria Contracted While Swimming 2Health News:Prison Healthcare Continues to Fail Despite Emergency Measures, Warns BMA 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... DUBLIN , July 30, 2014 ... the "Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and ... in-depth study on the current state of the global ... situation. The report provides a basic overview of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... --  Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation ("Unique," ... Delaware Corporation, is pleased to announce it has ... ("Larasan"), a nature-based pharmaceutical company that produces and distributes ... will work with Unique to help distribute its ... distribution network throughout China ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... and PARIS , July 30, ... ) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: ... ODYSSEY trials of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia met ... from baseline in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 24 ... an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report 2014 2Unique Pizza and Subs Announces Asian Distribution Agreement with Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation 2Unique Pizza and Subs Announces Asian Distribution Agreement with Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation 3Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 2Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 3Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 4Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 5Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 6Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 7Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 8
... , , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 19 ... the pricing of a public offering of 5,000,000 shares of ... proceeds of $48.75 million. All of the shares are ... statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ...
... TAINAN, Taiwan, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ ... ingredients (APIs), announced that its,Tainan facility has received ... The Certification confirms ScinoPharm,s,competency and proficiency in the ... applies to specific laboratories and,production areas used for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioCryst Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock 2BioCryst Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock 3ScinoPharm Announces SafeBridge Potent Compound Safety Certification 2
... QuickThaw Plasma Thawing Systems from Helmer use both ... times while ensuring the safety of your plasma. ... models have dual baskets with independent controls that ... ,The QuickThaw is also convenient to operate, allowing ...
... systems are automated, easy to operate and ... outside environment by flexible snap-seal pockets which ... viral contamination of the water. Offered in ... can also accommodate bags of various sizes. ...
... Thawing Systems from Helmer use both controlled temperature ... ensuring the safety of your plasma. The DH4 ... dual baskets with independent controls that will accommodate ... is also convenient to operate, allowing you to ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: