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Proton therapy and beyond – advances in radiotherapy

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Proton therapy is more precise than conventional photon radiotherapy, but has not become as commonplace. Two reasons for this are cost, with a proton therapy machine around 10 times the price of a conventional photon therapy device, and size, as proton generators are much bigger, so facilities take longer to build. Manufacturers are working on these issues to develop cheaper and more user-friendly solutions, finds Madeleine Armstrong

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