15th Seminar of HITRIplus – Building the First Carbon Therapy Center in North America: The Mayo Clinic Florida Experience

January 1, 2024

Registration is now open for the 15th Seminar of HITRIplus – “Building the First Carbon Therapy Center in North America: The Mayo Clinic Florida Experience, scheduled for January 23 (from 17:00 to 18:00). The seminar will be given by Laura Vallow.

Mayo Clinic in Florida is currently building the first Carbon-Ion Therapy Center in the Americas. Though Ion Therapy originated in the United States over 4 decades ago at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, there have been no ion treatments in the US since the early 1990s.  In this presentation, we will explore the history of Ion Therapy, examine the current and near future of this modality around the world, and finally focus on the challenges of bringing Carbon-Ion therapy to the United States.  We will also review the equipment details of the Mayo Clinic Florida Project and the personnel working to bring this exciting project to fruition.

Laura Vallow, MD, is a Professor of Radiation Oncology and the Department Chair for the Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic Florida. Her clinical practice focuses on the treatment of breast cancer. Her research interests include novel therapies and advancing technologies to treat cancer more effectively while improving the quality of life of patients. She serves as the Director of Heavy Particle Therapy at Mayo Clinic Florida with the primary responsibility of the overall success of the Carbon Ion Therapy Center at Mayo Clinic Florida.

For more information: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1361240/

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