What kinds of studies have been/are being done to prove the effectiveness of proton therapy?
The effectiveness of proton therapy has been studied by researchers around the world. There is a growing number of studies that report on the effectiveness of proton therapy and its benefits compared to alternative treatments. The amount of research being conducted on proton therapy is rapidly increasing as more centers open and more patient experiences become available. A bibliography of select articles and presentations is available.
The effectiveness of proton therapy has been studied by physicians and physicists around the world and research continues. To see a bibliography of studies, click here. Studies are currently under way to determine the best proton dosages for specific cancers, including prostate and brain cancer, and to investigate the use of protons in treating various types of cancer, including lung, breast and pancreatic cancers.