Helium ion charged particle therapy for choroidal melanoma.

  title={Helium ion charged particle therapy for choroidal melanoma.},
  author={Devron H. Char and Joseph R Castro and J M Quivey and George T. Y. Chen and John T. Lyman and Roger D. Stone and Alexander R. Irvine and Michael E. Barricks and J. Brooks Crawford and George F. Hilton and L I Lonn and Andreas Schwartz},
  volume={87 6},
Nine patients with choroidal melanomas were treated with helium ion charged particle irradiation. No patient demonstrated tumor enlargement, and most lesions followed for more than five months have demonstrated tumor shrinkage. The most effective method of choroidal melanoma management is unclear. Heavy charged particle irradiation may be more applicable and have less ocular morbidity associated with it in either radioactive plaques or photocoagulation. 

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