Everything is changing in oncology and proton therapy

Lane Rosen

Abstract


Proton therapy is an evolving force in the future of radiation therapy and cancer management. As the technology becomes more readily available and the cost becomes feasible for smaller centers, proton therapy utilization and indications will become more extensive. Improved planning systems, expanded vendor competition, and diminished proton unit sizes will make proton therapy more available to the greater public. In a world of personalized medicine with increasing use of targeted agents and reduced systemic cytotoxic therapy utilization, proton therapy will be a necessary partner.


Keywords


Compact Protons, IMPT, Pencil Beam Scanning, Proton Therapy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14319/jpt.11.1

Copyright (c) 2015 Lane Rosen

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