New Horizon in Cancer Care: Heavy Ion Radiotherapy

Conventional radiotherapy commonly uses X-rays, which have limited reach and can harm surrounding normal cells. Heavy ion radiotherapy, a promising alternative, uses heavy ion beams to effectively treat deep-seated cancers such as those of the pancreas and liver. Japan's leading facility for the therapy attracts trainees worldwide. We highlight the latest research on heavy ion radiotherapy, featuring a case study of pancreatic cancer which has been in remission for eight years.