The potential of proton beam radiation therapy in head and neck cancer
2005 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, Vol. 44, no 8, 876-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 head and neck cancer, including thyroid cancer, it is assessed that at least 300 patients annually will gain sufficiently from proton beam therapy, both to improve tumour control and to decrease toxicity to compensate for the increased treatment costs using protons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 44, no 8, 876-80 p.
Cancer and Oncology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-102524DOI: 10.1080/02841860500355991PubMedID: 16332595OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-102524DiVA: diva2:216291