William F. Regine
William F. Regine

Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Executive director, Maryland Proton Treatment Center

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The Cancer Letter recently published information regarding proton therapy facilities in the U.S., highlighting a contention that 85 percent of patients treated with protons have prostate cancer, the logical implication of which would be that this important resource is utilized minimally for other cancers. In this response, we wish to correct this erroneous impression and also wish to highlight the direction that this technology is moving in.