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Why Is Proton Beam Therapy So Controversial? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 November 2015 17:00
There can be few devices in medical history that have been the focus of as much controversy as proton beam therapy. It is a regular subject of New York Times and Wall Street Journal articles and of proclamations from Capitol Hill. The issue is a question of cost and of timing. A four-gantry proton beam facility is the most costly therapeutic device in the history of medicine, and it arrives as the new era of cost containment and value-based medicine begins.

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