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FLC Award Goes to PNNL Team for Brachytherapy Seed Cancer Treatment Process

February 2006
Congratulations to ETD's Larry Greenwood, Chuck Soderquist, Mark Murphy and Jaquetta Deschane, ESH&Q's Deborah Coffey, and IsoRay's Lane Bray, Don Segna, Dave Swanberg and Clay O'Laughlin on receiving a 2006 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award. The award was given for a brachytherapy seed cancer treatment process using cesium-131, a radioactive isotope, to effectively and quickly provide a cancer-killing dose to tumors. The brachytherapy technology was patented in 2000, and therapy is currently available at more than 17 implant centers across the United States. The FLC award is given for outstanding work in transferring technology from a federal laboratory to the marketplace. Congratulations again, team!

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