Can Pencil Beam Proton Therapy Revolutionize Cancer Care?
In the billion dollar market for radiotherapy products, pencil beam proton therapy could potentially revolutionize cancer care but the technology is very expensive, and it remains to be seen how many medical institutions in the US and worldwide will be interested in adopting the large systems, which require years to construct. Scripps Proton Therapy Center medical director Carl Rossi, MD, speaks about the benefits of proton therapy compared with other types of radiation therapy.
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