Annual Survey Shows Surge in Proton Therapy Treatment

Over the past four years, the number of proton therapy centers has doubled, and a growing number of patients are being treated for an increasing variety of cancers.  A recently completed survey of proton therapy centers in the U.S., shows that the annual number of patients treated with proton therapy has increased significantly from when the survey was first launched in 2012.   The number of patients treated in 2016 was 70% higher than the number of patients treated in the first survey completed in 2012.  In that time, the number of centers offering proton therapy has more than doubled, reflecting the growing knowledge among patients and healthcare providers of the clinical benefits of proton therapy.

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