Cancer Treatment Firing ‘Radioactive Glass Balls’ At Tumors Undergoes UK Trials – 29 April 2015

RT logoTwenty patients stricken with bowel cancer metastasizing to their liver will undergo a new treatment which involves tiny radioactive glass balls being fired directly into their deadly tumors.

The treatment inserts the glass balls, which are a third of the width of a hair and imbued with a radioactive isotope, directly into the tumors blood supply via a catheter.

After becoming permanently lodged, the balls then destroy the tumor with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

The tiny spheres can therefore continue to deliver treatment for an extended period of time after initial insertion.

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