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Fewer side effects lead patients with head and neck cancers to protons

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Proton radiation oncologists continue to be optimistic about the early results they are seeing in treating head and neck cancers. In the Czech Republic, a leading radiation oncologist reports that patients there who have been treated for head and neck cancers with protons are experiencing far fewer side effects than those typically experienced by photon radiation patients. “Protons have huge benefits,” says Dr. Jiří Kubeš, head of proton therapy at the Proton Therapy Center Czech in Prague. The facility opened in June 2012. Using pencil beam scanning, Dr. Kubeš and his associates are seeing much smaller doses of inadvertent proton radiation going to critical structures that control the senses of smell, taste, vision and hearing. As a result, common acute side... Full article