3D printing technology improves cervical cancer treatment
Cancer Cervical Cancer Brachytherapy

3D printing technology improves cervical cancer treatment

Flávia Oliveira Geraldes
Flávia Oliveira Geraldes

Scientists have developed a way to reduce toxicity and side effects of brachytherapy for women with cervical cancer by using 3D-printed applicators. The promising results strengthen the argument for the wider use of the treatment.

In 10 seconds? Researchers have been using 3D-printed templates that are personalised to individual patient anatomy to ensure that a high-dose, but localised cervical cancer treatment, brachytherapy can be administered with even more precision.

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