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Science on Tap - Harnessing Actinium-225 for Cancer Treatment

WHEN:
Oct 20, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
UnQuarked Wine Room
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
CONTACT:
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196
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Event Description

Attendees of all ages are welcome!

For this event, Maryline Ferrier, with the Lab’s Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry group, will talk about the research taking place at the Lab to better understand actinium-225. This unique and rare radioisotope has tremendous potential for the treatment of cancer. Better knowledge of the properties of actinium-225 could be used to develop a novel, attractive cancer treatment called targeted alpha therapy, that exploits alpha emissions to destroy malignant cells while minimizing the damage to healthy surrounding tissue. Q&A and discussion will follow a short introduction to the subject.

Light refreshments will be provided for this event by the Central New Mexico section of the American Chemical Society.