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Big Science Public Lecture: Proton Therapy

Hear our two experts speak about the first Proton Therapy Unit in the Southern Hemisphere, which will be housed in SAHMRI 2 in South Australia. Proton Therapy is cutting-edge cancer treatment that has the ability to deliver radiation to destroy tumour targets and save organs.

The technology has the potential to be part of the cure for a significant number of cancers, whilst reducing the likelihood of side effects and complications from treatment. The technology has never been locally available, leaving cancer patients to seek expensive treatment in the United States of America or Europe.

Hear our experts cover topics including:

  • What is Proton Therapy and how does it work?
  • Who is a candidate for Proton Therapy treatment?
  • What are the benefits of Proton Therapy?
  • Who does it help (i.e. types of cancer)?
  • What does it do?

This event was held as part of Big Science Adelaide during National Science Week.

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