Proton therapy demonstrates advantages for head and neck cancer in phase III trial preliminary data

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According to preliminary data from a multi-institution phase III trial led by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, intensity modulated proton therapy achieved similar clinical outcomes and offered significant patient benefits when compared to traditional intensity modulated radiation therapy as part of chemoradiation treatment for patients with oropharyngeal cancer. 

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“When I joined ASCO in 2001, the most important thing to me was networking. I savored the opportunities to come to the annual meeting to meet and to talk with those who had led the studies that would inform standards of care, particularly in gynecologic oncology,” said Don S. Dizon.