Treating medulloblastoma with proton beam therapy results in survival rates in line with other proton therapies, according to recent study data.
Phase 2 trial data showed acceptable toxicity and similar survival as conventional radiotherapy for childhood medulloblastoma.
Accurate administration of proton radiotherapy in mobile organs, such as the lung, can be difficult, but researchers have developed a model that will allow for better beam targeting.
Evidence to support reimbursement for proton-beam therapy remains limited to several relatively uncommon cancers.
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