The theoretical tissue-sparing effects of PBRT on non-cancerous tissues

Proponents of proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) have long touted its theoretical, healthy, tissue-sparing effects. However, … READ MORE …

PBRT vs. IMRT — another update

An article in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer looked further into the question of the role of proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) as a treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

PBRT vs. IMRT — are we about to get the definitive trial?

According to an article in the Boston Globe this morning, we are (supposedly and finally) going to get the study needed to try to demonstrate whether there is a real clinical benefit to proton beam radiation therapy as compared to modern, intensity-modulated radiation therapy in men with localized prostate cancer! … READ MORE …

“Show me the [proton beam radiation therapy data]!”

A new article in this month’s issue of The ASCO Post addresses the need for concrete evidence that proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) is actually “better” than modern forms of photon-based external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in the management of prostate cancer (and other forms of cancer). … READ MORE …

Misleading information about proton beam therapy?

There are good data suggesting a significant potential value of proton beam radiotherapy (PBRT) in the treatment of prostate and other forms of cancer. It is therefore unwise of its advocates to “over sell” this treatment by publicizing outdated and potentially misleading information as if it were current. … READ MORE …