ASTRO: Little Growth of Protons for Prostate Cancer


“Use of proton therapy to treat cancer continued a modest but steady increase, although the biggest driver of the therapy — prostate cancer — remained stagnant, according to data from a national trade group.

“From 2012 through 2015, the annual photon therapy case volume increased from 5,377 to 7,711 at the centers in operation during that period. Prostate cancer remained the largest single contributing condition to case volume throughout the period. However, any hoped-for increase in volume never materialized.”

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