Is proton beam therapy really a game-changing cancer treatment?

 作者:铁芴夏     |      日期:2019-03-15 01:12:12
Amelie-Benoist/BSIP/Science Photo Library IN AUGUST 2014, the British public were gripped by the story of Ashya King, a 5-year-old boy who had a form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma. He was removed from hospital by his parents without the consent or knowledge of his doctors. An international hunt was sparked when it was realised they had taken Ashya abroad in the hope of getting him high-energy proton beam therapy (PBT), a type of radiotherapy unavailable in the UK. Like so many parents of children with brain cancer,