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(Mar. 24) The response of cancer stem-like cells to different LET radiation

Last updated :2017-03-21

Topic: The response of cancer stem-like cells to different LET radiation
Speaker: Dr. Fu Qibin
Time:
 12:40-14:00, Friday, March 24, 2017
Venue: F309, Teaching Building, Zhuhai Campus, SYSU
Organizer: Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University
Language: English

Abstract:
Accumulating evidences have shown that the cancer stem-like cells (CSCs), as a subpopulation in cancer which is capable of self-renewal and differentiation, are believed to be responsible for radiotherapy failure due to their radio resistance. The success of radiation treatment depends on several factors: linear energy transfer (LET), the total radiation dose delivered to the tumor and the radiation sensitivity of targeted cells or tissues. Our researches mainly focused on studying the biology effects induced by different LET radiation and the radio resistance mechanisms in CSCs. The study provided insight into the mechanisms involved and new strategies for radiotherapy.

About the speaker:
Dr. Fu Qibin is a Specially-appointed Associate Researcher in IFCEN now. She graduated from Peking University (Nuclear technology and applications) in 2016. Her research interests are radiobiology, charged particle radiotherapy and biochips.