Volume 11 Issue 244
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Sep-2009 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Particle beam radiation therapies for cancer: Final research review Sep 2009

(17 September 2009: VIDYYA MEDICAL NEWS SERVICE) -- Radiotherapy with charged particles can potentially deliver maximal doses while minimizing irradiation of surrounding tissues. It may be more effective or less harmful than other forms of radiotherapy for some cancers. Currently, seven centers in the United States have facilities for particle (proton) irradiation, and at least four are under construction, each costing between $100 and $225 million. The aim of this Technical Brief was to survey the evidence on particle beam radiotherapy.

Policymaker Summary Guide: http://www.vidyya.com/12pdfs/2009_0915_PBRT_policymakers.pdf

Final Research Review: http://www.vidyya.com/12pdfs/2009_0915_PBRT_tech_brief.pdf

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