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Korea Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator Project

  • Greetings
  • History
  • Organization and Department Introduction
  • Project Detail
  • Heavy Particle Therapy
    • What is Heavy Particle Therapy?
    • Excellence of Heavy Particle Therapy
    • Heavy Particle Therapy Target Cancer Area
    • Heavy Particle Therapy Process
    • Heavy Particle Therapy Facility Introduction

Heavy Particle Therapy Target Cancer Areay

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Heavy Particle Therapy

Since the radiation side effect against normal tissue is
significantly low compared to X-ray radiation treatment,
it can be used for almost all cancer areas with
concentrated area.

It includes non-small cell lung cancer, liver cancer,
prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer,
esophageal cancer, uterine cancer, craniocervical cancer,
brain tumor, sarcoma, and malignant melanoma.

Specifically, the heavy particle therapy can be effectively
applied to cancer areas whose surgery treatment is
difficult, such as craniocervical cancer, brain cancer,
and intractable cancer the radiation treatment of which
has almost no effect, recurring cancer after radiation
treatment, and cancers for which the radiation
concentration for the cancer area with existing radiation
treatment cannot be increased, such as eye melanoma
tumor.

Target area under clinical experiment [Data from the japanese radiation medicine consolidated research center(NIRIS)]