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16 June, 2020

Toshiba ESS and Yokohama National University Boost Joint Research to Upgrade Heavy-Ion Cancer Therapy, Using Kanagawa Prefectural Facility

Three Japanese institutions—Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Yokohama National University (YNU) and the Kanagawa Prefectural Hospital Organization—will accelerate joint research toward the upgrade of apparatus using heavy particle beams for cancer therapy.

For several years, Toshiba ESS has worked closely with Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Science (NIRS), a pioneer in heavy-beam cancer therapy, and now a division of the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST). Committing itself to R&D on cancer treatment systems, the firm applied its superconductive electromagnetic technology to the rotating gantries of existing systems, which enable irradiation from all directions, allowing them to be made smaller and lighter. Treatment began in 2015 at the Ion-Beam Radiation Oncology Center in Kanagawa (i-ROCK), located within the Kanagawa Cancer Center of the Kanagawa Prefectural Hospital Organization. It is the fifth such facility built in Japan. According to information released by the three pa...more
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