Publish Date: 15.12.2020

Category: News from the University

Hadron therapy is an advanced radiotherapy method. As with all radiotherapies, hadron therapy attacks cancer cells using ionising radiation. Ionising radiation can consist of various particles – from electromagnetic radiation known as gamma radiation, electron radiation or beta radiation, to light-nuclei radiation and helium particle radiation, known as alpha radiation. Conventional radiation therapy employs gamma radiation, photons whose losses in matter are well described by the exponential curve. This means that the radiation dose will be highest where the radiation enters the body. As tumours are usually hidden deep in the body, a good portion of the dose is received by otherwise healthy tissues. This problem is solved by hadron therapy.

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