Finland to offer pioneering cancer treatment

Finland to offer pioneering cancer treatment

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Finland to offer pioneering cancer treatment

Finnish hospital HYKS and American company Neutron Therapeutics are bringing a new cancer treatment to the international market.

The recently closed deal makes HYKSin cancer centre the first hospital in the world with a hospital-adapted BNCT machine. The BNCT radiotherapy is developed by Neutron Therapeutics and has proven successful in treaing cancer in the head and neck areas. The plan is to commence the treatment in Finland by autumn 2018.

The benefits of this new treatment is that all of the required radiotherapy can be given at once instead of the current methods where the patient receives radiotherapy multiple times. BNCT will also make it possible to focus the radiotherapy predominantly on the actual tumour, which will spare the healthy tissue.

Read the entire article here (goodnewsfromfinland.com)


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