New Dutch cancer radiation therapy found

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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]

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