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Vol 18, No 6 (2013)
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Published online: 2013-11-01
Submitted: 2013-04-18
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Proton beam and prostate cancer: An evolving debate

Anthony Zietman
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.06.001
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):338-342.

open access

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)
SpeciaI issue papers
Published online: 2013-11-01
Submitted: 2013-04-18

Abstract

This paper evaluates the reasons behind the rise in the use of proton beam for prostate cancer, the economics drivers behind it, and the evidence that exists to support it. It concludes that clinical outcome data underlying the notion that this is a superior treatment remains sparse and discusses what is needed to fill in the gaps.

Abstract

This paper evaluates the reasons behind the rise in the use of proton beam for prostate cancer, the economics drivers behind it, and the evidence that exists to support it. It concludes that clinical outcome data underlying the notion that this is a superior treatment remains sparse and discusses what is needed to fill in the gaps.

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Keywords

Prostate cancer; Proton beam

About this article
Title

Proton beam and prostate cancer: An evolving debate

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)

Pages

338-342

Published online

2013-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.06.001

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):338-342.

Keywords

Prostate cancer
Proton beam

Authors

Anthony Zietman

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