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Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost

Radiation therapy shoots high-energy particles into the body to destroy or damage cancer cells, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. New types of radiation systems are emerging that can better target cancer cells. These include proton beam therapy and MR-linac, which combines real-time imaging and radiation treatment in a single device. Scientists rely on supercomputers to virtually test, plan treatments, and understand the basic science of, these radiation therapies.

(via WSJ)