Proton Therapy Used In Trial Of High-Dose Radiation For Prostate Cancer7

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The table to the left shows the results from a randomized controlled trial of 392 patients with prostate cancer. X-rays were used to provide a fixed dose of 50.4 Gy and proton therapy to provide the boost dose to either 70.2 Gy (conventional) or 79.2 Gy (high). The high dose provided significantly better freedom from biochemical failure and local control than the conventional dose and had similarly low rates of grade 3 morbidity.

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