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Proton Therapy Is Another Tool To Fight Cancer

What a wonderful news for San Diego residents. Now, they don't have to travel far for this latest cancer treatment. This also good for San Diego business and put San Diego on the "map" of cancer care.
Just curious about the comments from the UCSD doctor.

1) Proton has been around much longer before 1990 ( the first patient was treated at Lawrence Berkley national lab in the 1950's, and since then there have been > 60,000 patients treated worldwide)

2) He stated that the "conventional radiation" catches up with proton, but then say UCSD is in pursue of proton. It is almost like saying:
"my hamburger is as good as your steak, but I will try to get a steak any way"
Just does not make sense to me.

August 15, 2010 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Scripps To Build $185 Million Proton Therapy Center In Mira Mesa

What a wonderful news for San Diego residents. Now, they don't have to travel far for this latest cancer treatment. This also good for San Diego business and put San Diego on the "map" of cancer care.
Just curious about the comments from the UCSD doctor.

1) Proton has been around much longer before 1990 ( the first patient was treated at Lawrence Berkley national lab in the 1950's, and since then there have been > 60,000 patients treated worldwide)

2) He stated that the "conventional radiation" catches up with proton, but then say UCSD is in pursue of proton. It is almost like saying:
"my hamburger is as good as your steak, but I will try to get a steak any way"
Just does not make sense to me.

August 15, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )