Log in

Supporting STEM Education in Northern New Mexico

  • BSMA
  • Science on Tap - Harnessing Actinium-225 for Cancer Treatment

Science on Tap - Harnessing Actinium-225 for Cancer Treatment

  • 20 Oct 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
  • UnQuarked Wine Room 145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA

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.

Learn More

The Bradbury Science Museum Association supports and inspires learners of all ages in Northern New Mexico and beyond through STEM Education.

Recent News

Upcoming events

  • No upcoming events
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software