Introducing a technology
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leading cause of mortality
high incidence of
greater likelihood of
most extensively adopted
an essential part of
twice the intensity
terminating cancer cells
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What is the most extensively adopted of the following
high temperature therapy
C. radiation therapy
has liver cancer ranked as a leading cause of mortality in
Taiwan during the past decade?
A. because of Taiwan’s unusually
high incidence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis
to the inability to reduce damage to normal cells
to the inability to treat various cancers using radiation
What explains the high levels of hepatitis associated liver
cancer among Taiwanese?
Taiwan has over 10,000 fatalities annually from chronic liver
hepatitis, cirrhosis or liver cancer.
80 to 90% of those affected carry the Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
Individuals with Hepatitis B have a 150 times greater likelihood
of contracting liver cancer than those without the virus.
has radiation therapy advanced rapidly during the past decade?
microwave therapy to high temperature therapy
from CO-60 to 3D conformal therapy
radiation therapy to high temperature therapy
do patients treated with BID receive irradiation treatment in
to integrate BID with other therapeutic methods
to damage the DNA of cancer cells
to reduce damage to normal cells
Write a paragraph that introduces a technology
by adopting the following structure:
Briefly explain the factors(internal and
external) factors that influence development of this technology
Point out the unique characteristics of this
technology development in Taiwan.
List the objectives of how to further develop
Define the role of this technology in relation to
environmental, manufacturing or technology problems.
Briefly summarize previous efforts to solve or
alleviate above problems, along with the contributions and
limitations of such efforts.
List applications of this technology made so far,
highlighting any particular characteristics or features that are
unique to Taiwan's circumstances.