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Proton Therapy | SEGMENT 4 | #303

February 15, 201610 min
In the battle against cancer, Radiation Therapy is a rocket launcher, and Proton Therapy is a sniper rifle. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Sameer Keole, explains how their giant apparatus accelerates protons to 2/3 the speed of light and fires them with extreme precision at cancer cells to destroy them, reducing collateral tissue damage by 60%.

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