We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Proton Therapy for Cancer Reduces Risk of Side Effects

News   May 23, 2019 | Original story from Washington University

 
Proton Therapy for Cancer Reduces Risk of Side Effects

A new study led by Brian Baumann, M.D., of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that proton therapy (bottom) is associated with fewer severe side effects than conventional X-ray radiation therapy (top) for many cancer patients. Protons are relatively heavy, positively charged particles that hit their target -- a lung tumor in this example -- and stop. X-ray beams consist of photons, much smaller particles that can travel all the way through the body and its healthy tissue -- including the heart in this example -- on the way out. Credit: Brian Baumann/Mike Worful

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Understanding Immune Cell Recruitment Key to STI Vaccine Development

News

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from King’s have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as a vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections.

READ MORE

Plant-based Diet Leads to Crohn’s Disease Remission, Says Case Study

News

Eating a plant-based diet may be an effective treatment for Crohn's disease, according to a case study published in the journal Nutrients.

READ MORE

Autism Gene Linked to Changes Occurring Around Symptom Onset

News

Unlike other gene mutations linked to autism, which are thought to alter brain development before birth, the newly identified changes in brain signaling may occur closer to the onset of autism symptoms in the first years of life, raising hope that a future therapy could be developed.

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Cancer Research Drug Discovery

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE