“New Frontiers in Radiation Oncology-Proton Therapy”
Proton therapy is one of the most advanced radiation treatments available to cancer patients, the technology is expensive and the implementation is complex. Some centers are thriving, while others are struggling. Development time can take many years, with numerous false starts and financial twists and turns. The presenter, a past president of ASTRO, will present his personal experience as a user roadmap. His presentation will review the process of evaluating the chances for the successful development of a new proton therapy program. Learn what is necessary to make an informed purchasing decision, including what data to collect, how to identify specific patient populations which would benefit, and the strategies to employ to ensure a positive return on investment for this feature of your cancer program.
The 2019 FAU Frontiers in Science lecture series runs from Friday, January 11 through Friday, April 5. Learn about topics such as the astrobiology of meteorites, to keeping your genome safe. Explore the sciences with eight researchers and innovators from across the globe and right here in our own community. We invited experts in the fields of Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Science Dean, Dr. Ata Sarajedini states, “My hope is that these lectures stir you to deeper learning, explain your world, ignite your discussions, and bring the richness of the sciences to you.”
Find out more at: science.fau.edu/frontiers.php.
Friday, January 25 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm
FAU General Classroom North, GN 102