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Saturday, October 28, 2023
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The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - Proton Therapy looks forward to welcoming you for a tour. The Center has been in operation since 2013 and approximately 540 patients were treated last year.
The reception at the Center will include beer and wine along with heavy appetizers like Wagyu Sliders. The Center’s Physician, Physicist, and Radiation Therapist teams will be providing tours of the facility and discussing FLASH, ocular treatments in the upright position, and other treatment advancements we are working on at the Center. We will also have tours of the beamline and cyclotron available.
A separate tour will be available to see the UW Neutron Facility. The University of Washington Medical Cyclotron Facility is a one-of-a-kind cancer treatment and research facility. At its center is the world’s only hospital-based, 50 MeV multi-particle, variable energy cyclotron capable of delivering fast neutron therapy and supporting innovative cancer research programs. UWMCF treated its first fast neutron patient in 1984, launched Intensity Modulated Neutron Therapy (IMNT) in October of 2022, and currently stands as the only facility in the world clinically treating with fast neutrons. Our dedicated full-time staff of engineers and physicists are committed to the ongoing support of IMNT, Radioisotope Research and Production, Proton FLASH Research, and Single Event Upset Testing. On the facility tour, you will visit the fast neutron treatment vault, the neighboring proton research vault, the control room with its various control consoles, the main vault that houses the cyclotron, beamlines, and isotope production stations, and get an up-close look at the novel parallel-plate PET scanner developed for IMNT patient specific QA.
This UW Neutron Facility Tour is FULLY BOOKED.
Buses from the PTCOG-NA Conference venue, the Bell Harbor, will be organized for the registered participants.
Bus to the UWMC neutron cyclotron facility will be organized prior to the Proton Center visit.
Click here for more information about the Center.