Proton therapy - Present and future.

  title={Proton therapy - Present and future.},
  author={Radhe Mohan and David R. Grosshans},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
In principle, proton therapy offers a substantial clinical advantage over conventional photon therapy. This is because of the unique depth-dose characteristics of protons, which can be exploited to achieve significant reductions in normal tissue doses proximal and distal to the target volume. These may, in turn, allow escalation of tumor doses and greater sparing of normal tissues, thus potentially improving local control and survival while at the same time reducing toxicity and improving… CONTINUE READING