Proton therapy symposium: FLASH radiotherapy with ultra-high dose rate 26th of February

Place: Rikshospitalet B: Rødt Auditorium

Date: 26th of February, 1 – 4 PM

 

 

The Cancer Division at Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with University in Oslo and NIRO are happy to welcome you to the proton therapy symposium: "FLASH radiotherapy with ultra-high dose rate"

In FLASH radiotherapy the radiation dose is delivered to the patient in an extremely short time, typically 100-1000 times faster than in conventional radiotherapy. Pre-clinical evidence suggest that FLASH-RT gives less normal tissue toxicity but the same tumor effect as conventional radiotherapy. Most FLASH studies have up to now been carried out with high-energy electrons, but electrons are not optimal for treating e.g. deep-seated tumors. FLASH-RT with protons could be a much better solution due to the superior physical properties of accelerated protons. Proton-FLASH can only be conducted at proton therapy centers that uses a cyclotron for proton acceleration, such as the center under construction at Oslo University Hospital.

                The symposium will mark that Oslo University Hospital joins the FLASH consortium of Varian Medical Systems, the provider of the proton therapy technology in Oslo. The consortium will be presented by representatives from Varian. Moreover, an introduction to FLASH-RT will be given by Prof. Ricky Sharma, vice president of clinical affairs in Varian. Also, the symposium will cover an introduction to current pre-clinical research in proton therapy at Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo.

 

Place: Rikshospitalet B:Rødt Auditorium

Date: 26th of February, 1 – 4 PM

 

13:00

13:05

Sigbjørn Smeland

Welcome

13:05

14:00

Ricky Sharma

An introduction to FLASH radiotherapy

14:00

14:20

Adam Earwicker 

Varian FLASH forward consortium

14:20

14:45

Break with refreshments

14:45

15:00

Eirik Malinen

Proton therapy outlook

15:00

15:15

Nina Edin

Ongoing activities in proton therapy research at the University of Oslo

15:15

15:30

Randi Syljuåsen

Targeting DNA repair in proton therapy

15:30

15:45

Tord Hompland

Hypoxia imaging by MR for biologically adapted proton dose planning

15:45

16:00

Theodossis Theodossiou

Proton dynamic therapy

 

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