Charged particle therapy for cancer: the inheritance of the Cavendish scientists?

@article{Jones2009ChargedPT,
  title={Charged particle therapy for cancer: the inheritance of the Cavendish scientists?},
  author={Bleddyn Jones and Roger G. Dale and Alejandro C{\'a}rabe-Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={
          371-7
        }
}
The history of developments in atomic physics and its applications follows the decisive input provided by Maxwell and subsequent discoveries by his successors at the Cavendish Laboratory. In medicine the potential applications of particle physics (with the notable exception of the electron) were unfortunately delayed by the disappointing experiences with neutron therapy, which produced long-term scepticism. Neutrons are not appropriate for cancer therapy because not only their physical dose… CONTINUE READING
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