3 April 2009
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine has announced a symposium on the Promises and Perils of Proton Radiotherapy to be held in Baltimore to be held on 8 and 9 May 2009 – a must for UK decision makers. Follow link for flyer or go directly to the AAPM website.
17 October 2008
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Northern Illinois University President John Peters announced $6 million in funding today for cancer treatment and research and proton and neutron therapy.
The proton therapy program at the Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center will receive $4.8 million, while the Institute for Neutron Therapy, which is managed by NIU in cooperation with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Nuclear Oncology Medical Care, will receive $1.2 million, Foster spokesman Dan McDonald said.
The Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center is under construction and scheduled to open in 2010. The Institute for Neutron Therapy is one of two such facilities in the nation.
A ‘Personal View’ article on the Potential Clinical Advantages of Charged Particle Radiotherapy using Protons ort Light Ions has been published. It can be found in the September edition of Clinical Oncology and is written by Professor Bleddyn Jones now of Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology at the University of Oxford. The article makes a number of interetsing points some of which are highlighted in the extract which can be found by following this link.
Clinical Oncology (2008) 20: 555-563