Pieces of Interest from COMP for the week of July 31 – Canadian Undergraduate Medical Physics Conference 2023/How a wedge can increase beam transmission in conventional proton therapy/CARO-COMP JSM 2023
- Registration is open for the second annual Canadian Undergraduate Medical Physics conference happening August 23 & 24, 2023! If you are interested in learning about research in medical physics that Canadian undergraduates have been conducting, register to attend here: https://www.cumpc.ca/
- Colleagues at the Paul Scherrer Institute are developing a way to achieve higher doses and shorter treatment times for cancer patients undergoing proton therapy. Using momentum cooling replaces the slit found in conventional proton therapy energy selection systems with a wedge that converts the spread of energies to a lower energy, keeping lower energies low while shifting higher energies to lower ones. Read more here.
- Early bird registration closes next week on August 10th for the CARO-COMP Joint Scientific Meeting! Join us in Montreal for Interprofessional Collaboration: Better Together! *COMP Members – check your email for the COMP registration code.
Published on July 31, 2023
Pieces of Interest from COMP for the Week of September 25 – Deep-Learning Model Detects More Breast Cancers in High-Risk Women/Executive Director Report/COMP Career Page
A mammogram-based deep learning model can identify more breast cancers at screening MRI than traditional risk assessment models, according to a study published September 19...
Pieces of Interest from COMP for the Week of September 18 – Novel Machine Learning Approach Reveals The Hidden Origins Of Cancers/Message from the CCPM President/IDMP 2023
A research collaboration from MIT and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have harnessed the power of machine learning to develop a computational model that can predict the...
Pieces of Interest for the week of Monday September 11, 2023 – CNSC Innovation Grant/PROSPECT Trial Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Resectable Rectal Cancer/Message from the COMP President
COMP is pleased to announce a refresh of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) funded Innovation Grant. Following consultation with COMP members and the research...