The Rarest Drug on Earth - Documentary
Released September 3, 2018
This might be the next chapter in how we treat cancer…
A patient with terminal cancer is given an experimental treatment using an ultra-rare radioactive element. His cancer goes into complete remission.
Using a massive particle accelerator in Vancouver BC, a team of scientists perform modern-day alchemy to try and save countless lives.
Most people have never heard of Actinium-225, but this incredibly rare radioactive isotope is perfectly suited for a new type of revolutionary cancer treatment called Targeted Alpha Therapy. There's barely enough to treat a handful of patients every year, but the researchers at the TRIUMF particle accelerator are trying to change that.