TITLE

Prostate treatments in play

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Jaimy; McKinney, Maureen; Evans, Melanie; Robeznieks, Andis
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;12/17/2012, Vol. 42 Issue 51, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research into therapeutic effectiveness of proton radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients. The study was conducted by James Yu and colleagues, published in a 2012 issue of "Journal for the National Cancer Institute." The newly adopted cancer treatment is said to be more expensive than other radiotherapy options despite its lack of significant benefits. The involvement of Medicare beneficiaries who previously received proton radiotherapy in the study is also noted.
ACCESSION #
66918526

 

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