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Numbers, types of proton therapy clinical studies on the rise

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With 14 proton therapy centers currently operating in the United States and an additional 28 up and running worldwide, studies on the efficacy of using proton beam therapy for cancer treatment are being more widely conducted now than ever before. “Ten years ago, there were only three proton centers operating in the United States, so the number of patients who were being treated and actually could be included in clinical studies was fairly small,” says William Hartsell, M.D., radiation oncologist with Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd., and medical director of the CDH Proton Center in Chicago, Illinois. “But if you look at the percentage of those patients who were enrolled in clinical trials, it was actually a higher percentage than you would see from the conventional... Full article