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The potential of proton beam radiation therapy in prostate cancer, other urological cancers and gynaecological cancers
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Oncology, Radiology and Clinical Immunology.
2005 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, Vol. 44, no 8, 890-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A group of Swedish oncologists and hospital physicists have estimated the number of patients in Sweden suitable for proton beam therapy. The estimations have been based on current statistics of tumour incidence, number of patients potentially eligible for radiation treatment, scientific support from clinical trials and model dose planning studies and knowledge of the dose-response relations of different tumours and normal tissues. In prostate cancer it is estimated that annually about 300 patients and in gynaecological cancer about 50 patients, are candidates for proton beam therapy. Owing to major uncertainties, it has not been possible to give an estimate of the number of potential patients with urinary bladder cancer.

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2005. Vol. 44, no 8, 890-5 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-102514DOI: 10.1080/02841860500355942PubMedID: 16332598OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-102514DiVA: diva2:216276
Available from: 2009-05-07 Created: 2009-05-07 Last updated: 2009-05-11Bibliographically approved

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