Proton therapy may be effective, less toxic treatment option for patients with head and neck cancer

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Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center conducted a small study of the effectiveness of multi-field optimization intensity modulated proton therapy (MFO-IMPT), a proton therapy best used to delivery a precise dose of protons to the most complicated tumors. Results showed that 93% of patients with head and neck cancer were 28 months after treatment. The therapy was also found to effectively spare healthy tissues, thereby minimizing the effects on neurocognitive function, vision, swallowing, hearing, taste, and speech. The researchers report that ongoing research will determine if MFO-IMPT is able to reduce toxicity and improve survival.

Proton therapy may be effective, less toxic treatment option for patients with head and neck cancer
Proton therapy may be effective, less toxic treatment option for patients with head and neck cancer
In a small study, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that 93 percent of head and neck cancer patients treated with multi-field optimization intensity modulated proton therapy (MFO-IMPT) were cancer-free 28 months after treatment. Side effects typical of standard radiation were also reduced in some cases.
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