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Physicists Join Fight Against Cancer, By Understanding How Best To Use Radiation To Kill Tumor Cells

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June 28, 2001
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Texas A&M University
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Physicists at Texas A&M University have joined the battle to fight cancer by studying collisions between particles. Professor John F. Reading and three graduate students are trying to understand how to make the best use of radiation to kill tumor cells.

COLLEGE STATION, June 11 - Physicists at Texas A&M University have joined the battle to fight cancer by studying collisions between particles. Professor John F. Reading and three graduate students are trying to understand how to make the best use of radiation to kill tumor cells. In current radiation treatments, only a portion of tumor cells die, while others are free to multiply and spread. By looking at the inner mechanisms of how radiation attacks tumor cells, the Texas A&M physicists think it might be possible to make radiation more effective.


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Texas A&M University. (2001, June 28). Physicists Join Fight Against Cancer, By Understanding How Best To Use Radiation To Kill Tumor Cells. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010612070032.htm
Texas A&M University. "Physicists Join Fight Against Cancer, By Understanding How Best To Use Radiation To Kill Tumor Cells." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010612070032.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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