Heavy Atoms Can Help Destroy Tumor Cells

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 07:21 in Health & Medicine

A new discovery has been made in cancer research. Researchers have now shown that it is possible to improve hadrontherapy's targeting and destruction of tumor cells by loading the cells with heavy atoms like platinum. This new method enables both the treatment's effectiveness and the ions' ballistic effect to be improved without damaging healthy tissue.

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