Medical Radiation – Proton Therapy Patients

PROTON THERAPY PATIENTS

(1993 – 2009)

TUMOR TYPES
NUMBER OF
PATIENTS
Arteriovenous malformation *
82
Angioma
15
Acoustic neuroma
68
Pituitary adenoma
65
Meningioma
42
Brain tumour
60
Brain metastasis
33
Paranasal sinus tumor
23
Skull-base tumour
(Skull-base chordoma and chondrosarcoma)*
29
Orbital & eye tumour
(uveal melanoma) *
33
Craniopharyngioma
14
Head and neck tumor
11
Prostate tumor
4
Other
32
Total Number of Patients:

511

* Tumors where protons are superior to photons. (Ann Rev. Nuclear & Particle Science, 1994. 44:154-197)

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