New Dutch cancer radiation therapy found
New safer way has less side-effects, say researchers.7 April 2008
AMSTERDAM - Researchers at a Dutch hospital say they have found a new, safer way to treat cancer.
The Amsterdam hospital is developing a proton radiation therapy which kills cancer cells while hardly damaging healthy tissue. The technique also has fewer side-effects.
The researchers expect to start using the new therapy in two years' time. They hope to treat around 8,000 of the country's 45,000 cancer patients.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]