External beam radiotherapy has benefitted significantly from developments in IT. Three-dimensional treatment planning, intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy are among the techniques which have been introduced and will be described. The latter still employ an X-ray beam but experimental proton facilities have been established in several centres and show promising results for certain types of cancer. Some of the results will be reviewed and therecently-funded British consortium's plans described.
Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..