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A new cancer treatment, which uses MRI scanners to target
tumours, has been unveiled...
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Re: How can we improve effectiveness of cancer treatments?
« Reply #1 on: 25/08/2015 22:40:07 »
Pretty slick idea, but the primary MRI field surely makes it more difficult to drive the projectiles towards the target. A neater trick would be to use x-ray imaging and MRI-type gradient fields with no primary polarising field, to produce a 3-D gradient peaked at the target. 

It's not entirely clear to me why you can't inject the active virus directly into the tumor, or if you want to keep it from getting flushed away by the blood supply, use a paramagnetic tag and insert a small permanent magnet into the tumor too.
 

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Re: How can we improve effectiveness of cancer treatments?
« Reply #2 on: 28/08/2015 18:02:53 »
How can we improve effectiveness of cancer treatments?

By finding a way to sort out the segmentation of electrolytes, like producing a flushing agent.  Prevention not treatment.
 

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Re: How can we improve effectiveness of cancer treatments?
« Reply #3 on: 28/08/2015 18:13:30 »
How can we improve effectiveness of cancer treatments?

By finding a way to sort out the segmentation of electrolytes, like producing a flushing agent.  Prevention not treatment.

I agree--in general prevention is better than treatment. But I don't see what "segmentation of electrolytes" has to do with cancer...
 

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Re: How can we improve effectiveness of cancer treatments?
« Reply #4 on: 28/08/2015 18:29:45 »



I agree--in general prevention is better than treatment. But I don't see what "segmentation of electrolytes" has to do with cancer...

From my understanding, science understands the condition of cancer and what happens with the DNA/cells etc, but I thought you did not know what causes cancer?

If you dont know , want me to write up a quick theory?

added-sorry i used the wrong word

''Sedimentary rocks are types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water. Sedimentation is the collective name for processes that cause mineral and/or organic particles (detritus) to settle and accumulate or minerals to precipitate from a solution.''
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