Proton therapy for cancer cuts radiation side effects

Compared to traditional radiation, proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects and reduces the need for unplanned hospitalizations.

John Infanti-Penn • futurity
Dec. 27, 2019 ~5 min

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Shorter proton therapy can safely treat prostate cancer

Higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time effectively treats prostate cancer—and is safe for patients, a new study shows.

John Infanti-Penn • futurity
July 10, 2019 ~4 min

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After brain tumor radiation, more cognitive trouble for women

"We need to look at the biological factors that are making females more vulnerable to life-saving radiation treatment."

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
June 25, 2019 ~3 min

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Proton cancer therapy cuts side effects from X-ray radiation

Proton therapy doesn't lead to as many side effects as traditional X-ray radiation therapy for cancer, and has similar cure rates, research finds.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
May 26, 2019 ~6 min

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