Physics against cancer – New Frontiers in measuring biological effects of radiation

How can physics help us in tackling the fight against cancer?

  • Date: 27 SEPTEMBER 2022  from 17:30 to 19:00

  • Event location: In presence and online event

  • Type: Lectures

We will try to answer a fundamental question: how does physics contribute to the fight against cancer? Statistically, almost 50% of all the cancer patients are treated by radiation worldwide. This enormous contribution bases its foundations on three main disciplines of physics: generation of controlled and safe radioactive sources, interaction of different sub-nuclear particles with human tissues and measurement of the effectiveness of such interactions in killing malignant lesions. In order to tackle the war against cancer a clear pathways and integration of all these sciences such as physics, biology, and medicine is essential. The present lecture takes the audience through a journey across the links between these disciplines and their role in determining new approaches and methodologies already adopted, or under development, to treat cancer in the most prestigious facilities in the world.


Marco Petasecca

University of Wollongong

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