Basic clinical radiobiology

03-07 March, 2019
Brussels, Belgium

TARGET GROUP

The course is aimed at:
•  Trainees in radiotherapy
•  Radiation oncologists who lack basic radiobiological science or who want to update their knowledge (i.e. for CME)
•  Medical physicists who wish to familiarise themselves with this field
•  Physicians from other disciplines administering ionising radiation 
•  Radiation therapists (RTTs)

FACULTY

Course director
Michael Joiner, Radiation Biologist, Wayne State University, Detroit (USA)  

Teachers
•    Rob Coppes, Radiation Biologist, UMC Groningen, Groningen (NL)
•    Vincent Grégoire, Radiation Oncologist, Léon Bérard Cancer Center, France (FR) 
•    Karin Haustermans, Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven (BE)
•    Marianne Koritzinsky, Radiation Biologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto (CA) 

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

•  A series of basic lectures introducing molecular and clinical radiobiology 
•  Mechanisms and models or radiation cell killing
•  The linear-quadratic approach to fractionation
•  Molecular basis of radiation response
•  Radiobiology and tolerance of normal tissues to (re)treatment
•  Alternative fractionation schedules in radiotherapy
•  Tumour hypoxia and the micro-environment
•  Combined radiotherapy and chemo-therapy
•  The volume and dose-rate effect in radiotherapy
•  Biological response modifiers (tumours, normal tissues) and molecular approaches to therapy
•  Protons and other particles in radiotherapy
•  Radiation-induced malignancies