Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Proton therapy: Find out how it works

Dr. Vahagn Nazaryan from the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute will talk about proton radiotherapy and ongoing technological developments in the field for this month's Science Caf鮊
It happens Monday, Jan. 31, at 5:30 p.m. at Marker 20 in Hampton. It's free and open to the public.

The Science Caf頓eries is by the Science Directorate at NASA?s Langley Research Center, the Tidewater Chapter of Sigma Xi and the Hampton Roads Section of the American Chemical Society.

About Proton Therapy:
Proton beam radiation therapy was first introduced for human treatment in 1954. Since then, about 55,000 patients have been treated around the world. The U.S. has eight full-scale operating proton facilities, and a new generation of centers are in the development stage.

Read more:
Hampton University Proton therapy center treats its first pediatric patient
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute treats first patient

Find more health news at dailypress.com/health.

Ronald Cosman, pictured in the treatment room of the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, was the first patient to undergo treatment at there.Christian Hinnenkamp Max Chitty Sharron Streetman Clinton Karlin

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