May 14, 2015 | Washington, D.C., USA | Nuclear Weapons

Intersection of Radiological Security and Public Health

This workshop, co-organized with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and with input from experts of the National Cancer Institute’s Radiation Research Program, will explore the feasibility of a more widespread substitution of non-isotopic alternatives for high-risk radiological sources for cancer treatment in developing countries. The discussion will focus on the use of linear accelerator devices in place of Cobalt-60 teletherapy units for radiotherapy treatment in resource-constrained environments.



Ben Loehrke

Program Officer
Nuclear Weapons