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Pion therapy is a form of particle therapy employing pions. Pions, or to give them their full name, negatively-charged pi mesons (π-), are a type of meson. Pion therapy is currently not used as a treatment modality due to its great expense and lack of clinical efficacy 1,2.
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- 2.Rong Y, Welsh J. Basics of particle therapy II biologic and dosimetric aspects of clinical hadron therapy. (2010) American journal of clinical oncology. 33 (6): 646-9. doi:10.1097/COC.0b013e3181cdf0fe - Pubmed