Proton therapy to treat thoracic cancer
There is substantial evidence as to the efficacy of proton therapy in radiation treatment for thoracic cancer. With the latest delivery technique, pencil beam scanning, equipped with motion mitigation and plan optimization, the maximum energy of protons is deposited in the tumor, for better conformality and greater sparing of surrounding structures than photon radiation. This spares damage to neighboring structures at risk: heart, esophagus, spinal cord, lung and brachial plexus. It also reduces radiation-induced toxicity, such as esophagitis, pneumonitis and cardiopulmonary impairment. In addition to decreasing toxicity, proton therapy can improve local control and survival by allowing the delivery of a higher dose.
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Frequently asked questions
In this website, we provide you with extensive litterature and documents about PT research and indications. In particular, we've compiled a series of in-depth white papers exploring the various types of cancers for which proton therapy could be a viable first-choice option.
Protong therapy is indicated in an increasing number of types of tumors. To know more about proton therapy therapy's efficiency and indications, consult our pages on how to start a treatment and the different types of cancers in which oncologist choose proton therapy as a first-choice treatment.
Proton Therapy is indicated in an increasing number of types of tumors. As it minimizes...