Pediatric patients treated with proton therapy on the rise
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According to new research presented during the 54th annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) Conference in San Diego, California, researchers from the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego have found that there has been a 36% increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
For the study, researchers conducted a nationwide survey of all proton radiation therapy centers in the United States. Results showed that the number of pediatric patients treated with proton beam therapy has risen from 465 in 2010 to 722 patients in 2013.
Of pediatric patients treated with proton beam therapy in 2013, 56% were younger than 10 years of age and 26% were enrolled on multi-institutional registry studies.
The most common cancer tumor diagnoses among pediatric patients treated with proton therapy were ependymoma, medulloblastoma, and low-grade glioma.
There has been a 36% increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton therapy for cancer.
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