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Canadian lab takes a shot at producing cancer-killing treatment dubbed the ‘rarest drug on Earth'

3 monthes ago   |   By National Post

Canada's particle physics laboratory TRIUMF is making a push to be a future world leader in the production of a special radioactive isotope nicknamed the “rarest drug on Earth,” which can deliver devastating amounts of energy to single cancer cells, without harming nearby tissue.
Most nuclear isotopes in medicine are used for diagnosis, by allowing scanning technology to see certain aspects of organs, bones, blood flow, and tumours. But Actinium-225 has shown promise in experimental uses on late stage cancer patients as an actual radioactive medicine that can kill cancer cells - and only...
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