Charged particles in radiotherapy: A 5-year update of a systematic review

Dirk De Ruysscher*, M. Mark Lodge, Bleddyn Jones, Michael Brada, Alastair Munro, Thomas Jefferson, Madelon Pijls-Johannesma

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Abstract

Although proton therapy has been used for many decades because of their superior dose distribution over photons and reduced integral dose, their clinical implementation is still controversial. We updated a systematic review of charged particle therapy. Although still no randomised trials were identified, the field is moving quickly and we therefore also formulated ways to move forward. In our view, the aim should be to build enough proton therapy facilities with interest in research to further improve the treatment and to run the needed clinical trials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume103
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Proton therapy
  • Charged particles
  • Radiotherapy

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