The science of cancer is the sobering, informative topic for this month's edition of Science Pub, on Monday, March 14.

Science Pub Corvallis is held the second Monday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St. Interested persons are urged to come early to secure a seat and place their orders for food and drink.

Nearly everyone has been either personally or indirectly affected by cancer. In the United States, the lifetime risk of developing a solid cancer or leukemia is estimated at 4 in 10

On Monday, Elizabeth Shiner, who oversees the use of all radioactive materials and works with physicians to design radiation treatments at Samaritan Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis, will explain the physics principles involved in diagnosing cancer and treating tumors with radiation.

Tristan Hays, a graduate student in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics at Oregon State University, will give a brief perspective on research in this field.

Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association and Terra magazine at OSU.

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