Proton Therapy

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

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At $225 million per system, the precision of proton beam radiotherapy is not necessarily overshadowing its high costs. Yet ongoing studies seek to determine how this technology fits into current treatment regimens for prostate, breast, and other cancers.

PSPT vs IMRT: Radiation Exposure Reduced in Heart Only

PSPT vs IMRT: Radiation Exposure Reduced in Heart Only

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PSPT significantly reduced radiation exposure to the heart, but no differences were observed between PSPT and IMRT for the lung or esophagus.

Proton Beam Therapy Treats Childhood Brain Cancer as Effectively as Standard Radiation

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Treating medulloblastoma with proton beam therapy results in survival rates in line with other proton therapies, according to recent study data.

Proton Radiotherapy May Be Viable Option for Pediatric Brain Tumor

Proton Radiotherapy May Be Viable Option for Pediatric Brain Tumor

Phase 2 trial data showed acceptable toxicity and similar survival as conventional radiotherapy for childhood medulloblastoma.

Proton radiotherapy delivers more accurate cancer treatment with less collateral damage

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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.

ASTRO: Cancers that qualify for proton therapy limited

ASTRO: Cancers that qualify for proton therapy limited

Evidence to support reimbursement for proton-beam therapy remains limited to several relatively uncommon cancers.

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