Your Window Into Los Alamos National Laboratory
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.
108 Central Park Square
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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