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29/01/1896 Probably the first use x-rays in the treatment of cancer

French physician Victor Despeignes tried to use X-ray for treatment of a patient with stomach cancer. He published a paper with the results: a week-long treatment was followed by a diminution of pain and reduction in the size of the tumor, though the case was ultimately fatal. The results were inconclusive, because the patient was concurrently being given other treatments.


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