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Fighting cancer with minibeam therapy

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They are not even one millimeter long – the proton beams being used in the so called minibeam therapy. Instead of a point-by-point application like in the conventional proton radiation therapy, this therapy leaves space for non-irradiated tissue. This reduces side effects and allows a refined treatment of cancer patients. Get to know more in our current interview.

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Nadine Lormis
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Laser surgery: usability, flexibility, treatment quality
Interview: Cancer: refined treatment with proton minibeams
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Cancer: refined treatment with proton minibeams


Image: A large medical device with a treatment couch and four movable boxes; Copyright: Hecker
Radiation therapies are an essential component of today's oncology because they enable the treatment of localized tumors. Yet they have one major drawback: radiation damages not just tumor cells but also healthy tissue. One solution to solve this problem could be proton minibeam therapy, which uses finely focused beams.
Read more in the interview:
Cancer: refined treatment with proton minibeams
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Laser surgery: usability, flexibility, treatment quality

Topic of the Month

Photo: A dermatology laser is used to remove a mole; Copyright: Krause
Lasers have been used in surgery for decades. They have been continuously refined for different treatments. And they have become smaller and smaller, while their area of use has become ever larger: most of today's lasers are not bulky and rigid anymore, but can be flexibly used. They have also found their places in many ORs and doctor's offices. Learn in our Topic of the Month how surgical lasers make work easier for physicians and how patients benefit from this.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Laser surgery: usability, flexibility, treatment quality
Surgical lasers – flexible specialists, not only in the OR
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