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.
A lung cancer case before and after heavy ion radiotherapy
Heavy ion radiotherapy requires equipment the size of a soccer field
This woman's pancreatic cancer has been in remission for 8 years following heavy ion radiotherapy
A performer of Noh, a Japanese traditional performing art, teaches exercises to train deep muscles