Proton beam therapy for childhood malignancies: status report.


Proton beam therapy (PT) offers improved sparing of normal tissue, thus potentially reducing the risk for treatment related late sequelae and induction of secondary cancer. In addition, it can be an instrument for intensification of local therapy ("dose escalation") for disease currently not sufficiently controlled. Up to now, more than 70 000 patients have… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1249657

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