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Phys Med Biol. 2006 Jul 7;51(13):R491-504. Epub 2006 Jun 20.

Proton therapy.

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  • 1University of Texas, M D Anderson Proton Therapy Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.


Proton therapy has become a subject of considerable interest in the radiation oncology community and it is expected that there will be a substantial growth in proton treatment facilities during the next decade. I was asked to write a historical review of proton therapy based on my personal experiences, which have all occurred in the United States, so therefore I have a somewhat parochial point of view. Space requirements did not permit me to mention all of the existing proton therapy facilities or the names of all of those who have contributed to proton therapy.

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