April 17, 2012

In the BMJ: “Is Spending on Proton Beam Therapy For Cancer Going Too Far, Too Fast?”


In a feature in the BMJ this week, journalist Keith Epstein asks, “Is spending on proton beam therapy for cancer going too far, too fast?” Excerpts:… Robert Foote, a radiation oncologist at the Mayo Clinic who is overseeing a $370m project that will bring accelerators to new centres in Minnesota and Arizona within the next four years, is also worried that some centres are adopting the proton beam therapy before enough research has been done and, possibly, for the wrong indications.



Health News Review by Gary Schwitzer   4/17/12

Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Rochester, proton beam therapy

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