As the President of The
3rd Symposium of International Society for Proton Dynamics in Cancer (ISPDC),
2012, it is my great pleasure and honor to welcome everybody to the symposium
held in Kyoto from October 12th and 13th, 2012.
The 1st symposium was held in Rome, Italy in 2010, and the 2nd symposium was held in Nice, France in 2011. Both symposia were successfully held with many investigators from worldwide areas based on the ISPDC mission creating a critical mass of scientists engaged in research activities on Proton Dynamics in Cancer, leading us to facilitation of International collaboration and translation of research to clinical development. I hope that the 3rd symposium held this year in Kyoto, Japan further facilitates the international collaboration and translational research to clinical development based on the basic science. I believe that the 3rd symposium provides all participants with the cutting-edge, top-quality scientific knowledge on proton dynamics in cancer. In addition to the scientific meeting, I believe that all participants enjoy Kyoto, which is a beautiful, historical city with a 1,200-year history and was a capital of Japan for 1,100 years.
I would again like to welcome
all participants to the 3rd symposium of ISPDC, and hope that all participants
enjoy the symposium providing the top-quality science and the traditional
Japanese culture in Kyoto.
Yoshinori Marunaka, M.D., Ph.D.
President, The 3rd Symposium of International Society for Proton Dynamics in Cancer (ISPDC), 2012