“Radiobiological Basis of Radiation Therapy”

News, 16 October 2019

The Laboratory of Radiation Biology JINR is holding the International Conference “Radiobiological Basis of Radiation Therapy” on 17 – 18 October 2019 in the International Conference Hall in Dubna. This Conference is devoted to the 60th anniversary of the first radiobiological experiments at JINR.

The organizers of the Conference are the Department of Physiological Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the National Radiological Medical Research Centre of the Russian Ministry of Health, the JINR’s Laboratory of Radiation Biology (LRB), and the RAS Scientific Council on Radiobiology.

The Conference is intended as a forum for the discussion of experimental and clinical research on radiation therapy and diagnosing malignant neoplasms; modern perspectives on the methods and dosage schedule of the diagnosing and treatment of different diseases using ionizing radiation; and latest achievements in molecular radiobiology and radiology in this field.

The main topics are:

  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms behind the radiosensitivity of normal and tumor cells and tissues. Modern approaches to the control of radiosensitivity based on new fundamental knowledge.
  • Long-term consequences of radiotherapy; post-radiation complications; second tumor risk.
  • Prediction of radiation therapy efficiency: achievements and prospects. Design of new biomarkers of the individual radiosensitivity of malignant neoplasms based on omics technologies, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, etc.
  • New approaches to the individual planning of radiation and combined therapy as part of the development of personalized medicine.
  • Biological basis and clinical effects of new radiation therapy methods (hadron, binary, tissue, photodynamic, etc.). Optimization of radiation therapy modes.
  • Development and application of radiomodifiers in the radiation therapy of tumors.
  • Radiopharmaceuticals in diagnosing and therapy.
  • Training specialists in radiobiology, radiation therapy, and medical physics in Russia and Europe.