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2014-04-02 12:31:08

Patients Report High Quality of Life After Treatment in New Survey from National Association for Proton Therapy WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 97 percent of patients who received only an advanced form of radiation called proton therapy for prostate cancer report that they have not experienced a recurrence of their disease, according to a new survey of nearly 4,000 patients released today at the second annual National Proton Conference in Arlington, VA. The...

2014-03-31 12:28:24

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. proton community, consisting of 14 operating centers across the country as well as those currently in development, today released a model insurance coverage policy for treating patients with proton beam therapy. The policy, endorsed by the Proton Therapy Consortium, and the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group-North America (PTCOG-NA), identifies types of cancers and other diseases for which proton therapy is appropriate...

2014-02-27 23:32:09

New treatment center is first of its kind in the nation. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 This month, brain tumor patient Charlie North became the first patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to undergo proton beam therapy, a type of radiation that holds great promise for pediatric patients. In late November of last year, Julia and Jake North of Paris, Ill., had their lives turned upside down when they received news that Charlie, the oldest of their 6-year-old triplets, had a...

2014-02-19 16:23:48

Most accurate form of proton therapy lets doctors 'paint' radiation onto tumors SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Until recently, cancer patients looking for the most precise form of proton radiation therapy - "pencil-beam scanning" - had to narrow their search to about a half dozen centers in the United States that offer this treatment on a limited basis. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

Expensive Proton Beam Therapy No Better Than Traditional Treatment For Prostate Cancer
2012-12-28 11:30:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that an expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment provided no long-term benefit over traditional radiation. The treatment, known as proton beam therapy, uses atomic particles to treat cancer and is said to target tumors more precisely than traditional methods. However the method has been found to produce no fewer side effects than much...


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