Radiation Therapy in Cancer Treatment – Science Express

Hear about developments in radiation therapy that are changing cancer treatment, from increasingly precise doses to reduced numbers of hospital visits for patients.

Professor and physicist Tomas Kron discusses technical advances that have transformed radiation therapy in the last 10 years. Radiation doses can now be delivered to tumours without damaging healthy tissue. Stereotactic ablative body radiation therapy can reduce the number of patient visits to the hospital from more than 30 to 5 or fewer.

Recorded in November 2015 as part of Te Papa’s Science Express programme.

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