Alpha particles treat deeper into solid tumours

Alpha particles are a powerful cancer-killing tool, directly damaging tumour cell DNA regardless of the level of oxygenation or cell cycle stage. The downside of alpha particles is their extremely short range (40-90 µm) in tissue. Now, Israeli start-up company Alpha Tau Medical has created a method to overcome this range limit and showcased its technology at the recent ESTRO 37 congress in Barcelona.
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