May 23, 2012 : NARILIS Conference
May 23, 2012
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
|Where||CHU Mont Godinne, auditoire Herremans|
|Contact Phone||+ 32 81 72 55 28|
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Dr Jean-‐François Daisne, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology Dept, Clinique & Maternité Ste-‐Elisabeth, Namur & Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences (NARILIS)
Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) nowadays represent the 8th most frequent tumor type in our Western Countries. Cornerstone treatment modalities are either surgery and/or radiotherapy, often combined with sensitizing chemotherapy.
After years of relative stagnation from technical viewpoint, modern Radiotherapy has evolved these 15 last years on an exponential frame thanks to the advent of informatics, robotics and medical imaging.
The presentation will be divided in three steps :
• « past ». A short review of the technological milestones paving the history of radiotherapy will be presented ;
• « present », or how patients are nowadays treated according to the best standards of care ;
• « future ». What will be tomorrow’s radiotherapy ?
In the last point, special attention will be paid to the concepts of automated segmentation and adaptive radiotherapy which are the subjects of ongoing research projects at our radiotherapy facility, held in the frame of the NARILIS structure.
Contact : Jean-François Daisne.