Texas A&M's high-tech cancer treatment unit delivers targeted therapy

04/23/2012 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

The Texas A&M Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center's $3 million TomoTherapy unit is a combination radiation therapy/CT machine that precisely delivers radiation to shrink cancerous tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue. It is one of only two units in the country. Texas A&M has been operating the unit for about a year and treats seven to 10 patients per week at a price of roughly $6,000 to $7,000 each.

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