O Colóquio do Departamento de Física, a decorrer no próximo dia 13 de novembro, às 16h, terá como oradora a investigadora doutora Isabel Pinheiro de Almeida (Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares, C2TN; IST/Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear).
O título da sua palestra é “Proton therapy – from the benefits to the challenges for clinical implementation”.
Proton therapy is an emerging technique to treat cancer in the last decade. The clinical rational of proton therapy is the potential to decrease the levels of radiation given to healthy tissues, while keeping a very high dose conformity to the tumor. Moreover, with the increase of life expectancy worldwide and higher rate of cancer cases in children and young adults, there is the real need to reduce radiation induces side effects. However, proton therapy accurate treatment has still many challenges to overcome until the technique reaches a level of stable maturity.
Local: Pavilhão de Matemática, piso -1, anfiteatro PA2.