Should children travel overseas for proton therapy?

  title={Should children travel overseas for proton therapy?},
  author={Michael Jackson},
  journal={Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology},
  volume={60 1},
Radiotherapy plays an essential role in the treatment of cancer in children and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future despite concerns about acute and late toxicity. Many successful attempts have been made to reduce the dose used and volume treated, but if taken too far, this can lead to reduced tumour control and survival. Recent improvements in dose delivery and imaging allow more precise targeting of the tumour in both photon and particle radiotherapy. In most cases, the physics of… CONTINUE READING