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SCIENCE STUDIO: The Physics of Proton Therapy

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  Keith is once again on location in Houston, Texas, at the MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center Proton Therapy Center, and he talks with clinical physicist Michael Gillin.  Gillin explains why protons, and not other elementary particles, are used in this treatment...and why proton therapy harms less healthy tissue than standard radiation treatment for cancer.  http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/proton-therapy-center/index.html

Aired Nov. 9, 2014.