Cancer patients: How strongly does tissue decelerate the therapeutic heavy ion beam?

15 julio 2014

A method for the more exact dosing of heavy ion irradiation in the case of cancer has been developed by researchers. Research in this relatively new therapy method is focused again and again on the exact dosing: how must the radiation parameters be set in order to destroy the cancerous cells «on the spot» with as low a damage as possible to the surrounding tissue?