Learn about the journey of particle therapy in the fight against cancer. Exploring the challenges, clinical results and future prospects through a series of talks.
Register here for ‘Particles that fight cancer: the use of protons and carbon ion in cancer therapy’ which will take place on Thursday 20 November from 4pm to 6pm in CERN’s main auditorium.
Radiotherapy has been used to treat tumours for more than a century, and is still a staple in oncology: today, 50% of cancer patients receive radiotherapy, half of them with curative intent. Hadrontherapy is one of the most technologically advanced methods of delivering radiation dose to the tumour while protecting surrounding healthy tissues. In addition, hadrontherapy can reach otherwise difficult to access deep-seated tumours and can be used for radio resistant tumours as in hypoxia.
This year marks 60 years since the first patient was treated with protons in the US and 20 years since the use of carbon ions in Japan. This event will feature three professors whose talks will focus on the journey of particle therapy in Japan and Europe, its challenges, clinical results and future prospects.