China Builds Hospital Dedicated To Heavy Ion Cancer Treatment
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
China is building a hospital in a Northwestern province it hopes to be a world magnet for heavy ion therapy for cancer patients. The head of the modern physics section of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said the Lanzhou Heavy Ion Cancer Treatment Center would be able to treat 2,000 cancer patients per year. The academy conducted clinical trials of heavy-ion treatment and reported success in eliminating most detectable tumors. It also said that in 90 percent of patients, there were no relapses after 18 months. The center is expected to cost $146 million. (Click here for more
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