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RICHLAND, Wash. -- The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been recognized with five 2006 R&D 100 awards.
PNNL received the awards for the following technologies:
Cesium-131 Brachytherapy Seed - one of the most significant advancements in brachytherapy for cancer treatment in nearly 20 years. It is used for the treatment of prostate and other cancers, and delivers a highly targeted therapeutic dose of radiation to the tumor quickly and with potentially fewer side effects than other treatment options. PNNL shares this award with IsoRay Medical, Inc. of Richland, Wash. The technology also won a 2005 Federal …