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proton

[pro-tahn] a radioactive particle used in some forms of radiation therapy. See also conformal proton beam radiation therapy, radiation therapy.

External beam radiation

... Intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) is IMRT using proton beams instead
of photon beams. Protons are parts of atoms that in theory can ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-how-is-radiation-given-external-beam-rad

Is proton beam therapy for prostate cancer worth the cost?

... Proton therapy uses new technology to accelerate atoms to 93,000 miles
per second, separating the protons from the atom. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2013/02/20/is-proton-beam-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-worth-the-cost.aspx

Is It Too Much To Expect More Balance When Discussing ...

... Let me give you an example: "A...study found proton therapy has advant. ... "If
pts will NOT benefit from RT then probably not benefit from protons.". ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2014/09/30/is-it-too-much-to-expect-more-balance-when-discussing-proton-beam-therapy-for-cancer-patients.aspx

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

... Proton beam radiation therapy. Proton beam therapy focuses beams of protons
instead of x-rays on the cancer. Protons are positive parts of atoms. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

February 2013

... Proton therapy uses new technology to accelerate atoms to 93,000 miles
per second, separating the protons from the atom. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/2013/02/default.aspx

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http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/syndication.axd

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http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/category/feed/cervical-cancer.aspx

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http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/category/feed/other-cancers.aspx

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... Instead of the photons used in traditional radiation treatments, proton beam
therapy uses different sub-atomic particles (protons) that are designed ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/category/feed/prostate-cancer.aspx

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... Instead of the photons used in traditional radiation treatments, proton beam
therapy uses different sub-atomic particles (protons) that are designed ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/category/feed/durado-brooks.aspx