Comparing Ionizing Radiation Therapy and Charged Particle Radiotherapy

  • Philip Lichtenegger
  • Published 2014


When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the typical treatment of the malignant tumor involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Conventional radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation (such as X-rays or gamma radiation) aimed directly at the tumor. This damages the DNA of the cancerous tissue, triggers complex biochemical reactions in the tumor… (More)


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