Proton beam and prostate cancer: An evolving debate

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2013 Jul 3;18(6):338-42. doi: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.06.001.


This paper evaluates the reasons behind the rise in the use of proton beam for prostate cancer, the economics drivers behind it, and the evidence that exists to support it. It concludes that clinical outcome data underlying the notion that this is a superior treatment remains sparse and discusses what is needed to fill in the gaps.

Keywords: Prostate cancer; Proton beam.

Publication types

  • Review