A new, effective, and safe therapeutic option using proton irradiation for hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Matsuzaki1994ANE,
  title={A new, effective, and safe therapeutic option using proton irradiation for hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Yasushi Matsuzaki and Toshiaki Osuga and Yutaka Saito and Yoshimichi Chuganji and Naohide Tanaka and Junichi Shoda and Hiroshi Tsuji and Hideo Tsujii},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={1032-41}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Conventional radiation is almost useless for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) because of the severe adverse effects of the irradiation to the accompanying liver cirrhosis. In contrast, the proton beam has Bragg peak, which limits distribution of the beam. The aim of this study was to prove the usefulness of proton irradiation for HCC. METHODS The proton irradiation was performed in 32 nodular lesions in 24 patients with HCC who had unresectable tumors or serious complications… CONTINUE READING

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