Medical News Today: Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer.
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This article discusses its uses, effectiveness, and procedure.
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The University of Kansas Health System signed an agreement with global medical technology company IBA to buy a proton therapy system, which is a highly specialized form of radiation treatment that will be offered through the University of Kansas Cancer Center. The $39 million-$45 million contract includes the price for a ProteusONE unit and a long-term operation and maintenance agreement. KU Health anticipates breaking ground on a new proton therapy center to house the treatment system later this…
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Proton beam therapy is a rapidly developing tool in cancer treatment. This educational piece will outline the key physical, biological and clinical parameters that give a basic understanding of the radiobiology of proton therapy (Figure  1). In particular, it will focus on the important parameters of linear energy transfer (LET) and relative biological effectiveness (RBE).
Source: Clinical Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Conclusion: The automated prior-plan adaptation method can successfully adapt for the large day-to-day variations observed in cervical cancer patients. PMID: 31271076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to similar outcomes when compared to standard dose levels and treatments and is safe for patients.
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ConclusionsVMAT is now widely available, and high-quality VMAT plans that incorporate cardiac substructures into the optimization process can provide overall improvements in dose to OARs and, in particular, substantial sparing of critical cardiac structures. IMPT provides some incremental dosimetric improvements beyond cardiac-optimized VMAT, the clinical significance of which remains uncertain.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionRITI can be induced in patients with NSCLC through upregulated IgG and/or IgM. RITI response was not associated with proton versus photon therapy or with clinical outcomes in this small cohort and should be examined in a larger cohort in future studies.
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
This study was performed to determine the clinical and patient-reported outcomes for patients with PC treated with HFPT.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: IMPT following IBR spared underlying organs and had low rates of acute toxicity. Reconstruction complications are more common in irradiated breasts, and reconstructive outcomes appear comparable with photon literature. Hypofractionation was associated with higher reconstruction failure rates. Further investigation of optimal dose-fractionation after IBR is needed. PMID: 31185327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research
PMID: 31166085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
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