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Expanding Pencil Beam Scanning in Proton Therapy

Jul 19, 2016
Clinical studies of PBS protons

A study at Switzerland's Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) has examined clinical outcomes for pediatric cases of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) and skull-based tumors using pencil beam scanning (PBS). The center developed PBS 20 years ago, and is continuing to find new treatments to utilize it. The RMS study concluded that, "PBS PT led to excellent outcome in children with RMS. Late non-ocular toxicity was minimal and QoL good.", while PBS PT was also deemed an effective treatment for skull-based tumors.

Please read below for more information on the studies.

Click here for details on "Tumour control and Quality of Life in children with rhabdomyosarcoma treated with pencil beam scanning proton therapy"

Click here for details on "Long term outcomes of patients with skull-base low-grade chondrosarcoma and chordoma patients treated with pencil beam scanning proton therapy"

Click here for full article discussing the results on MedicalPhysicsWeb