Proton beam therapy offers potential to treat childhood brain cancer with fewer severe side effects than conventional radiotherapy

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Proton beam therapy — a more precise form of radiotherapy — to treat the childhood brain cancer medulloblastoma appears to be as safe as conventional radiotherapy with similar survival rates, according to new research. Importantly, the findings suggest that proton radiotherapy may not be as toxic to the rest of a child’s body as conventional radiotherapy.

This full article appears on <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160130182102.htm">Science Daily</a>

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