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International School on Hadrontherapy «Edwin McMillan»


Workshop on Hadron Beam Therapy of Cancer

Erice, Sicily, Italy

April 24, 2009 - May 1, 2009

Hadrontherapy is a fast growing activity. Nowadays, there are dozens of centres and half a dozen commercial suppliers. At the Workshop, physicians will present the experience in treating various tumours and discuss the characteristics needed for effective therapy both with X–rays and with hadrons. Various approaches to hadrontherapy will be discussed. These consist of cyclotrons, cyclotrons followed by linacs, synchrotrons, and various novel methods. In each case, we will have the basics presented, pro and cons delineated, commercial presentations of presently available ("off the shelf") machines, and talks given on future possible developments. The same approach will be presented for gantries, as well as for features of a complete facility. A few of the participants will be radiation oncologists, while the rest of the participants will be accelerator builders (academic and industrial suppliers) and treatment planners.

 

 

Last revised: 29/07/2008