30 Mar/23
16:00 - 18:00 (CEST)

Very high-energy electrons: developing a revolutionary device for FLASH radiotherapy

Join the audience for a live webinar at 3 p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST on 30 March 2023 exploring the very high-energy electron FLASH device being developed by CERN, CHUV and THERYQ, as part of Physics World's Focus on FLASH technology week.

The potential of FLASH radiotherapy is being clearly demonstrated in experiments and clinical trials have started for skin and intraoperative treatment using low-energy electrons. Generalizing FLASH therapy to treat large, deep-seated tumours requires new radiation delivery infrastructure. A collaboration between Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), CERN and PMB/THERYQ is developing such a facility. The facility uses >100 MeV electrons and draws heavily on the accelerator technology developed by the CLIC linear collider project. The webinar will describe the major features and status of the project.

Focus on FLASH technology week

During the last week in March, Physics World will be focusing on FLASH – bringing you updates on some of the latest research advances in the field and hosting two keynote webinars highlighting cutting-edge developments in FLASH technology.