Health Minister Says Taiwan Has No Need For Heavy-Ion Therapy
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Taiwan's health minister said he rejected the introduction of heavy-ion therapy to the country because Taiwan already is equal with other countries in treating cancer. Minister Yeh Ching-chuan told a legislative hearing there is no immediate need for the therapy, which would replace the proton radiation therapy already in place in Taiwan. Yeh said proton therapy also is more effective than use of heavy ions. The Evergreen Group foundation had proposed to build a cancer center featuring heavy-ion therapy. (Click here for more
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