Letters: Kudos for proton therapy

Posted on February 27th, 2012 by

Regarding "Study questions prostate therapy" (Page A1, Saturday), I am currently undergoing proton treatment for prostate cancer and thoroughly researched my options before I came to MD Anderson. I found that proton therapy has a success rate equal to standard radiation treatment for the first 10 years…The first large-scale use of proton therapy began at Loma Linda, Calif., in 1991. There are now 21 years of data supporting its effectiveness. And I seriously doubt that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Baylor University Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic and the health care systems of the universities of Pennsylvania, Indiana and Florida would, or plan to, participate in a medical procedure that has not been thoroughly investigated and approved.

Houston Chronicle,, 02/24/2012

Tags: Baylor University Medical Center, Cancer, Health Care System of the University of Florida, Health Care System of the University of Indiana, Health Care System of the University of Pennsylvania, prostate cancer, proton therapy, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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