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The potential of proton beam radiation therapy in lung cancer (including mesothelioma).
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PMID:  16332596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A Swedish group of oncologists and hospital physicists have estimated the number of patients in Sweden suitable for proton beam therapy. The estimations have been based on current statistics of tumour incidence, number of patients potentially eligible for radiation treatment, scientific support from clinical trials and model dose planning studies and knowledge of the dose-response relations of different tumours and normal tissues. It is estimated that about 350 patients with lung cancer and about 20 patients with mesothelioma annually may benefit from proton beam therapy.
G?ran Bjelkengren; Bengt Glimelius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0284-186X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Oncol     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-07     Completed Date:  2006-05-02     Revised Date:  2009-05-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709065     Medline TA:  Acta Oncol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  881-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Malm?, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Lung Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Mesothelioma / radiotherapy
Protons / therapeutic use*
Radiotherapy Dosage
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted / methods*
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