Single-dose radiotherapy found effective for prostate cancer

Normally, when you hear iridium, you may think of the satellite constellation. But the uses of this exotic element are not limited to digital entertainment. Iridium also has isotopes that are useful in cancer treatment — and especially in prostate cancer treatment. The results of a two-year study from Europe have come in, concerning the use of iridium-192 in single-dose radiotherapy for prostate cancer. The treatment is called HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy. And the outcomes are encouraging.
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