Lecture to look at the physics of radiation therapy for cancer

Radiation therapy is widely used for cancer treatment; and all radiation treatments aim to maximize tumour cell kill while limiting healthy tissue radiation exposure.

In a free public lecture Wednesday, entitled “Up Close and Personal: Radiation Treatments for Cancer,” Rowan Thomson of Carleton University will focus on the physics of “up close” radiation treatments for cancer and research aimed at personalizing them.

Dr. Thomson is an assistant professor in Carleton’s Department of Physics, She received Ontario's Polanyi Prize in Physics in 2011.

Her lecture is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in room 288-1, Essex Hall and is aimed at undergraduate students. The UWindsor physics department is presenting it in cooperation with the Canadian Association of Physicists.

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