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Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology Course
Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 9:00 AM – Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology is a five-day course that takes place in the Spring every year. The next course will take place from March 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017.
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This program provides a comprehensive overview of radiation biology with a particular emphasis on aspects of direct relevance to the practice of radiation oncology. It addresses the molecular and cellular responses to radiation-induced damage that influence cell death in both tumors and normal tissues. Quantitation of radiation effects and the underlying biological basis for fractionation of radiotherapy and dose-response relationships in the clinic are covered in depth. The biological basis for current approaches to improve radiotherapy will be described including novel fractionation schemes, retreatment issues, targeting hypoxia, biological modifiers and combined radiotherapy/chemotherapy.
The suggested textbook for this course is Basic Clinical Radiobiology, Fifth Edition. It is strongly recommended that you read this book before attending the course.
Download the 2016 Radiobiology Course Schedule to see how the program is structured.
Please note, the exam for this course will be on Wednesday, April 12th 9AM-NOON
The course is designed primarily to address the needs of radiation oncology residents and physics residents who are in radiation oncology departments. In addition, the course will be valuable to new researchers in radiation biology and to radiation oncology fellows or practicing oncologists who recognize a lack of basic science or want to update their knowledge.
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