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University of Missouri Researchers Harness Actinium for Cancer Treatment


2/7/2013 8:02:59 AM

University of Missouri researchers have demonstrated the ability to harness powerful radioactive particles and direct them toward small cancer tumours while doing negligible damage to healthy organs and tissues. Typically, when radiation treatment is recommended for cancer patients, doctors are able to choose from several radiopharmaceuticals that use low-energy radiation particles, known as beta particles.

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