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Arizona Cancer Evolution Center

January 10

2013

Biodesign Auditorium
727 E. Tyler St. Tempe
AZ 85287

Mayo Clinic is building proton therapy facilities in Rochester, Minnesota, and Phoenix, Arizona. These machines represent the state of the art of so-called “Bragg peak therapy,” in which the majority of the energy carried in a beam of charged particles is delivered in a small volume of tissue close to the penetration depth – a phenomenon discovered by William Bragg in 1903. In this talk I shall discuss recent advances in this technology, and how best to apply it to cancer patients.