particle therapy

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particle therapy

, particle beam therapy
The use of heavy nuclear particles, e.g., protons, neutrons, or helium ions, to bombard and destroy diseased tissues, esp. cancers.
Synonym: hadron therapy
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Particle beam therapy systems for Hokkaido University and three well-known clinics in the USA are currently under construction.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Touro University President Bernard Lander today announced that particle beam therapy for cancer, including proton beam and heavy carbon ions, is expected to be offered at the school's future $1.
Although particle beam therapy has been used for many decades, most treatments were performed on equipment that was designed and manufactured for research.