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Science on Tap: Harnessing actinium-225 for cancer treatment

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 at UnQuarked.
All ages can attend this event!

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.

Science on tap

Science on Tap is a convivial opportunity to engage with Lab scientists on their current projects. A brief presentation is followed by lively questions, answers, and discussion. The fun takes place on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

The sessions are a joint project between the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District.