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Proton Therapy Research: More About this New Cancer Treatment
The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute provides more than a chance to give patients the best in cancer treatment; it's also a unique opportunity to advance the field of cancer therapeutics through clinical research. Since proton therapy is relatively new, awareness of this cancer treatment is still building. The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute is dedicated to promoting its many benefits, and increasing its availability.
Proton therapy shows clinical promise
July 23, 2014
The theoretical dosimetric advantages of proton therapy are undeniable: a proton beam deposits almost all of its energy at a particular depth, defined by the protons' initial energy, sparing nearby tissues and organs. Now, researchers are also observing favourable clinical outcomes for proton treatments, as evidenced by two newly published studies.
Proton therapy working for cancer patients
July 15, 2014
This study, conducted from 2009 to 2013, tracked a group of patients who were treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma — and found that more than 90 percent were relapse-free after three years, and none had developed any treatment-related toxicity during follow-up care.
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