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Making Radiation Therapy Less Toxic To The Heart

Panshak Dakup, a WSU Spokane graduate student, received a Pre?doctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association. The two?year fellowship comes with $53,688 to support his research, which he is conducting in the laboratory of Shobhan Gaddameedhi at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS).

Ion Beam Therapy Based On Laser Plasma Accelerators

Only few ten radiotherapy facilities worldwide provide ion beams, in spite of their physical advantage of better achievable tumor conformity of the dose compared to conventional photon beams. Since mainly the large size and high costs hinder their wider spread, great efforts are ongoing to develop more compact ion therapy facilities.