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Considering the cost of Danish particle therapy battle

This article was originally published in Clinica

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“Particle therapy is the future of radiation therapy”. This is the general consensus expressed in Denmark from all quarters: physicians; the medical devices industry; and politicians. Indeed, some 90 Danish patients travel abroad for this type of treatment to, among others, Germany, Sweden and US. At the end of 2008, there were a total of 26 proton therapy centres in Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA; and over 60000 patients had been treated, “Particle therapy facilities in operation”. Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group. http://ptcog.web.psi.ch/ptcentres.html.

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