The Rarest Drug on Earth

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This short film highlights TRIUMF’s (Canada’s particle physics laboratory) efforts to produce a special radioactive isotope nicknamed the “rarest drug on Earth” which can deliver devastating amounts of energy to single cancer cells without harming nearby tissue, and could revolutionise the way we treat cancer.

Topics:

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms, Particle Models

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Physical Sciences – Energy

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