An introduction to radiotherapy: what is it, how does it work, and what’s it for?

Anne Li                                                                                      July 14th, 2017                                                               anne2001.li@gmail.com


It’s been used in cancer medicine for more than a century, but radiotherapy is far from old-fashioned. Thanks to decades of research to refine, improve and innovate the treatment, it’s become an incredibly sophisticated and precise technique that cures more people than cancer drugs. In England alone, around 134,000 courses of radiotherapy are given each year. So how did this cornerstone treatment that’s helped save millions of lives come about? 
See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/07/12/an-introduction-to-radiotherapy-what-is-it-how-does-it-work-and-whats-it-for/

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