MD Anderson studies find proton therapy treatment preserves quality of life for men with prostate cancer
- Posted: October 30, 2012
Two studies led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that proton therapy preserves the quality of life, specifically urinary and bowel function, in men treated with this targeted radiation modality for prostate cancer
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