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The Rarest Drug on Earth

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  Last updated September 13, 2019 at 3:07 pm

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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, It could revolutionise the way we treat cancer.


SCINEMA 2019 Festival Entry.




Teach This: The Rarest Drug on Earth Education Resource




Founded in 2000, SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the Southern Hemisphere celebrating the power of moving image to explain the wonders of science.


It combines SCINEMA International Science Film Festival and SCINEMA Community Program.


The Festival premieres across Australia in June each year and showcases the best science film from around the world.


SCINEMA Community Program takes place in Australia during National Science Week in August.


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Science and technology is as much a part of our cultural fabric as art, music, theatre and literature. They play a significant role in our daily lives, yet, in a world dependent on science, we often take them for granted. Australia’s Science Channel believes every citizen has a right, and a responsibility, to be informed, and our mission is to create programs to bring that about.