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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 189--191

India's First Proton Beam Therapy Pediatric Patient

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Apollo Proton Cancer Center, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medical Physics, Apollo Proton Cancer Center, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Radiation, Apollo Proton Cancer Center, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rakesh Jalali
Medical Director and Head of Radiation Oncology, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 4/661, Dr Vikram Sarabai Instronic Estate 7th St, Tharamani, Chennai - 600 096, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.279686

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We recently started India's first proton beam therapy facility. Proton beam therapy because of its unique physical characteristics of minimal exit dose has an unequivocal dosimetric superiority over high-end photon/standard X-ray beam therapy and is particularly advantageous in growing children with curable cancers in view of their very high probability of long-term cures. We hereby report a case of a 7-year-old boy with a craniopharyngioma which had been subtotally resected and was subsequently treated with modern pencil beam proton therapy under high-precision image guidance. This is the first ever child ever to be treated with proton therapy in India.


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