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Reflections on Proton Beam Radiation Therapy

Victor and Zelda Lawson's Journey Back to Life

Victor Lawson discusses the events leading to his diagnosis of prostate cancer and thoughts about treatment options



Zelda and Victor sort out some of their concerns regarding treatment



Zelda talks about her concerns during the whole process leading up to a decision



Dr. Henry Tsai discusses the clinical aspects of Victor's disease and speaks to the option they selected



Victor and Zelda relate their experience and satisfaction with the therapy



Dr. Tsai and the Lawsons speak about the future without cancer



Zelda summarizes the important role of the spouse in living with cancer



 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Dr. Henry Tsai talks about proton beam radiation therapy.



Proton Beam Therapy

Expert Voices - a commentary by Dr. Durado Brooks of the American Cancer Society discussing the merits of this protocol for prostate cancer treatment.

British Journal of Cancer - Dr. Eleni Efstathiou of MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses the protocol.

WebMD - discussion of cost vs. clinical benefit of proton therapy.

Mayo Clinic - presentation of pros and cons and support for their Proton Center.

Investigational Studies
Current on-going research trials evaluating proton therapy:

- Massachusetts General Hospital - currently recruiting participants - details can be found by following this link.

- Proton Collaborative Group - currently recruiting participants - details can be found by following this link.

 

 

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