A Laser Afternoon: Introduction. Ken Peach Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute (Oxford Martin School) & John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, University of Oxford Imperial College December 13 th 2012.
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Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute (Oxford Martin School)
John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, University of Oxford
December 13th 2012
The tax mans taken all my dough,And left me in my stately home,Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
Ray Davis (The Kinks) “Sunny Afternoon”
RadiobiologyWhat is needed?
but is the energy transferred to the medium,
not the energy lost by the particle
After AI Nagano (PTCRi, private communication)
thickness of human body
300 MeV (p)
550 MeV/u (C)
reliable, reproducible, flexible, “cheap”
easier than therapy as a first phase
useful as a second phase
eventually aim for a compact CPT facility
Is there a possible funding source?Summary and conclusion