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Alpha DaRT: Turning alpha radiation into a high-precision cancer therapy

Radiation therapy, the use of high-energy particles or waves, such as x-rays, gamma rays, electrons, or protons, has long been used to treat cancer. From as early as the 20th Century, physicians have given regular doses of radiation to greatly improve the patient’s chance for a cure. Yet, though the medical community has known for some time that alpha particles are highly lethal to cancerous cells, their short range in tissue has made them unsuitable for cancer treatment. Until now… From physics research to a cancer treatment idea Going back now nearly 15 years, it all started in the physics laboratory of Tel Aviv University, where I am now an Emeritus Professor of the Raymond and Beverly Sa

Alpha radiation startup eliminates 70% of cancerous tumors

#CancerBuster Now going into clinical trials for specific types of cancer, Alpha Tau’s technology shows potential for treating any solid tumor. By Brian Blum JANUARY 3, 2019, 8:00 AM Alpha Tau is working toward commercializing its alpha radiation therapy technology to treat malignant tumors. Photo: courtesy A breakthrough Israeli technology that eliminates cancerous tumors in 70 percent of cases was nearly lost in bureaucracy and university politics. Fifteen years ago, Professors Yona Keisari and Itzhak Kelson of Tel Aviv University discovered a way to use alpha radiation to destroy tumors. Their approach was revolutionary – alpha radiation is so powerful it can snap both strands of a cance

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