Computer cancer model paves way for research

A world-first computer model that simulates cancer growth has been developed by an Australian PhD student.

The device has the potential to assess the possible success of a variety of treatments on cancers where clinical experiments are not possible.

The model is currently being used to study the effectiveness of gold nano-particle therapy as an alternative cancer treatment. The therapy has the potential to reduce the radiation dose needed to destroy tumours, and reduce acute radiation side-effects.

Read more at University of Adelaide

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