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He invented a way to make radiation therapy for cancer safer and more effective

Adam Piore

Gregory Ekchian

AGE: 32
AFFILIATION: MIT
COUNTRY OF BIRTH: US
The amount of radiation it takes to kill a tumor depends on the level of oxygen in the tumor cells. This can vary greatly, but oncologists don’t currently adjust radiation doses to account for it. Gregory Ekchian, cofounder of Stratagen Bio, has developed a sensor for reading tumor oxygen levels to personalize cancer treatment.

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