Vision 20/20: proton therapy.

@article{Smith2009Vision2P,
  title={Vision 20/20: proton therapy.},
  author={Alfred R. Smith},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          556-68
        }
}
  • Alfred R. Smith
  • Published 2009
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Medical physics
  • The first patients were treated with proton beams in 1955 at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California. In 1970, proton beams began to be used in research facilities to treat cancer patients using fractionated treatment regimens. It was not until 1990 that proton treatments were carried out in hospital-based facilities using technology and techniques that were comparable to those for modern photon therapy. Clinical data strongly support the conclusion that proton therapy is superior to… CONTINUE READING

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