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

D. De Ruysscher, M. Pijls-Johannesma, M. Mark Lodge, B. Jones, M. Brada, A. Munro, T. Jefferson

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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
    Number of pages3
    JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
    Volume103
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

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    De Ruysscher, D., Pijls-Johannesma, M., Mark Lodge, M., Jones, B., Brada, M., Munro, A., & Jefferson, T. (2012). Charged particles in radiotherapy: A 5-year update of a systematic review. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 103(1), 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2012.01.003