Proton beam therapy: Is it the future of radiation?

Posted by admin December 23rd, 2008

Proton beam therapy may be the next great leap forward in radiation oncology. Supporters say the technology allows physicians to treat a broad spectrum of cancers with few adverse effects, help while more precisely targeting tumor cells with higher doses of radiation. Detractors say proton beam therapy is hugely expensive and has not been shown to be superior to conventional radiation treatment.
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