Monday 26th August
Nanomedicine for Radiation Therapy and Beyond: State of the Art and Opportunities within Reach
The field of nanomedicine has learned much from the first 20+ years of preclinical and clinical application of nanoparticles towards detection and treating cancer. From these studies, the most effective and innovative materials have been used to develop and scale-up next generation nanomedicines-some that have properties required to increase the effects of clinically-relevant radiotherapy and many of which also can deliver drugs or similar therapeutics to the tumor. The state of the research and development as well as examples of clinical implementation and needed next steps will be presented by a panel of invited and proffered speakers ranging from basic science and imaging to clinical study leaders. The goal of the workshop will be to illustrate the wide and multi-faceted potential of these particle platforms and update participants on the latest advances in their use.