Max Webber Library, Blacktown

Fighting Cancer with Dr Hilary Byrne

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Winning the war against cancer with radiotherapy.

Radiotherapy is a frequently-used treatment for diseases such as cancer. To understand how it works we need to look deep inside, at the very cells that make up our body.

Dr Hilary Byrne explains the mechanisms of radiation treatment, and describes some novel techniques that strengthen our hand in the fight against cancer. Check out this incredible opportunity for you to ask an expert in the field questions about the what, where and how of cancer and radiotherapy.

Dr Hilary Byrne has a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science (First Class) from the University of Cambridge. She is currently based at the School of Physics in the University of Sydney, working on this field of medical physics that could change our fight against cancer.