Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 20th January 2010 at 1:30pm
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 1:15pm)

Proton Therapy

Stuart Green (Birmingham)


The improved dose dose distributions which are possible with particle therapy make them an attractive option for the treatment of certain cancers. The UK is now embarking on a small-scale implementation of particle therapy, and NHS Trusts are able to bid to host one of a small number of facilities. The clinical case for particle therapy will be discussed in this talk, and the main elements of the Birmingham bid will be outlined. Current challenges and future research potential will be highlighted.