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Socioeconomic factors affect the selection of proton radiation therapy for children

TitleSocioeconomic factors affect the selection of proton radiation therapy for children
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsShen, CJ, Hu, C, Ladra, MM, Narang, AK, Pollack, CE, Terezakis, SA
JournalCancer
Date PublishedJun 27
ISBN Number0008-543x
Accession Number28654202
Keywordsmalignancy, Pediatrics, photons, protons, radiotherapy, Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Proton radiotherapy remains a limited resource despite its clear potential for reducing radiation doses to normal tissues and late effects in children in comparison with photon therapy. This study examined the impact of race and socioeconomic factors on the use of proton therapy in children with solid malignancies. METHODS: This study evaluated 12,101 children (age