# Flash therapy: an innovation in particle therapy.

Giuliano L., Palumbo L., Mostacci A., Spataro B., Faillace L.

Comunicazione
VI - Fisica applicata, acceleratori e beni culturali
GSSI Ex ISEF - Aula A - Lunedì 23 h 15:00 - 19:00
The Radiation Therapy (RT) goal is to destroy cancer cells minimizing the damaging the rest of the body as well as any side effect. The FLASH therapy, an innovative technique in radiation therapy, has been the focus of recent studies and experiments; the therapy has been successfully tested with low-energy electrons in small animals. The FLASH therapy foresees millisecond pulses of radiation (beam-on time $\le 100--500$ ms) delivered at a high dose-rate ($\ge$40--100\$ Gy/s), over 2000 times faster than in conventional RT. We will discuss the genesis of this methodology, as well as its evolution and some open issues.