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Dates: 07/01/2023, 00:00 - 07/01/2024, 00:00
Venue: University College London
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Public lecture: Proton Beam Therapy

This lecture has been created cooperatively by University College London, University College London Hospitals and IPEM.

This lecture, for the public, healthcare professionals and academics alike, brings together leading oncologists, medical physicists and therapeutic radiographers to present and discuss current and future aspects of Proton Beam Therapy.

High energy Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) is a type of radiotherapy that uses a beam of high energy protons to treat specific types of cancer. Following ten years of provision under the Proton Overseas Programme, which provided treatment abroad to over 1100 patients with costs met by the NHS, PBT began in England in 2018, with the opening of the Proton Beam Therapy Centre at The Christie in Manchester. The second NHS centre opened at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) in late 2021.

This lecture, for the public, healthcare professionals and academics alike, brings together leading oncologists, medical physicists and therapeutic radiographers to present and discuss current and future aspects of PBT, including:

  • The principles and delivery of PBT
  • PBT and children
  • The future of PBT
  • Research opportunities
  • Q&A with our experts

This event is currently on hold. 

 

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