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WEB REVIEW – Proton therapy for lung cancer

Proton therapy lung cancer awareness month
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S. This disease has just a 15% survival rate and causes more deaths worlwide than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and prostate) : 1.3 million deaths every year. About $10.3 billion is spent annually in the U.S. on lung cancer treatment alone. Physicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center are leaders in the research and treatment of lung cancer and are pioneering the development of proton therapy for lung cancer patients. Proton therapy presents an advanced image guidance and an ability to precisely target tumors in the lungs, as the powerful radiation of protons can be delivered with optimal accuracy. Proton therapy’s advantage for many lung cancer patients is based on... Full article