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15 September, 2020

Japan’s Cabinet Office to Hold Virtual Side Event on Radiation Cancer Therapy at IAEA General Conference

On September 22 (1600-1710 Japan Standard Time), the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), part of Japan’s Cabinet Office, will hold a virtual side event entitled “Accelerated Progress of Radiation Oncology” at the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The side event is being prepared jointly with the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST).

The purpose will be to share internationally, through the online presentation, the current state of research on advanced cancer therapy technology using radiation and accelerators, and on the development of related equipment. The program will start with keynote presentations by Ms. May Abdel-Wahab, director of the IAEA’s Human Health Division, and Hiroshi Tsuji, MD, Ph.D., director general of the QST Hospital. It will then show technical presentations under the theme of “Frontline of Radiation Oncology Technology Development” prepared by three Japanese manufacturers of radiotherapy equipment: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Hitachi, Ltd., and Sumitomo Heavy Industries. The facilitator of the program will be Koji Noda, Ph.D., the executive director of QS...more
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