The potential of proton beam radiation therapy in breast cancer
2005 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, Vol. 44, no 8, 884-9 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 primary breast cancer, it is estimated that about 300 of the annually 3 425 irradiated patients can potentially be candidates for proton beam therapy to reduce late toxicity, mainly from the heart and lungs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 44, no 8, 884-9 p.
Cancer and Oncology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-102527DOI: 10.1080/02841860500355918PubMedID: 16332597OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-102527DiVA: diva2:216295